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This page offers resources for understanding challenges to diversity in different forms, listed alphabetically.
9 Ways to Fight Mental Health Stigma
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Health, provides tips on how to be aware of and reduce stigma for people living with mental illness.
This post by advocate Leah Smith on the Center for Disability Rights website introduces the many ways good intentions might actually be ableist.
Teaching All Students, Reaching All Learners is a set of resources including a free self-paced professional development program to help faculty understand diverse needs of students with disabilities. This module helps illuminate hidden and invisible disabilities.
The Race Card Project by Michele Norris
"The Race Card Project encourages people to condense their observations and experiences about race into one sentence with just Six Words. Since it began in 2010, the Project has received tens of thousands of Six Word stories from all over the world. The Race Card Project has earned a deep well of trust on a thorny topic as evidenced by the candor and depth of the submissions."
Refugees, Racism and Xenophobia: What Works to Reduce Discrimination?
This article by Nicola Pocock and Clara Chan at United Nations University outlines some of the issues impacting migrants and displaced people., including racism.
AAUW’s #StandUptoSexism Discussion Guide
The American Association of University Women provides definitions, videos, and other resources illuminating sexism in a toolkit for facilitating discussion on this topic.
This interview on the podcast 99% Invisible with Caroline Criado Perez illuminates the data gap that leaves 51% of the population -- women -- without representation in the design of nearly everything from infrastructure to goods and services to policy. Perez authored a book also called Invisible Women.
What Is Feminism?
From the International Women's Development Agency, a brief and simple definition with links to further resources.
Understanding Gender and Identity
Between the (Gender) Lines: the Science of Transgender Identity
This Science in the News blog post by Harvard Biological and Biomedical Sciences graduate student Katherine J. Wu provides a brief, clear overview of the science of gender. The gist? "Science tells us that gender is certainly not binary; it may not even be a linear spectrum." An excellent read.
From the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Plus (LGBTQ+) Resource Center at UW Milwaukee, this site includes a helpful FAQ section.
The Gender Unicorn
Designed by Landyn Pan and Anna Moore, this graphical representation of the many aspects of gender might help you visualize how the concept of gender goes way beyond anatomy.
The Singular "They" Is Scholarly
From the APA blog: "APA endorses the use of “they” as a singular third-person pronoun in the seventh edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. This means it is officially good practice in scholarly writing to use the singular 'they.'"
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