Justice / Equity / Diversity / Inclusion
JEDI Action Group-21
LWVLPC JEDI Policy: “The League of Women Voters of La Plata County works for a stronger democracy, rooted in principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to ensuring that every voice is heard, every individual is counted, and every person has a seat at the table.” Read More in link to Governance Tab…
List of members: Alex Lemmel (chair), Laurie Meininger, Dr. Paul DeBell, Dr. Connie Jacobs, Sandra Brooks, Martha Mason
June 2nd BOD Meeting
JEDI Activity – 5/31/21
I hope you all are enjoying the holiday weekend and taking a moment to honor those who served our nation and lost their lives in that service.
As a little bit of homework for our JEDI activity please watch this short 15 minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oD5Ox5XNEpg
After watching please consider the following questions:
1) What are the stories you tell yourself?
2) Where are your ancestors from?
LWV Member Feature
(via Connie Jacobs and Laurie Meininger – LWVLPC Members)
What: The Diné Reader, the first-ever anthology of Navajo literature will be presented in a live reading and conversation with Esther Belin, Connie Jacobs, Byron Aspaas and Rachel Heather Johnson.
When: Thursday April 22, 6:30pm
Where: Live on Zoom and Maria’s Facebook page
More information and links: Maria’s Bookshop upcoming events
Recent Telegraph story: Essential Reader Durango Telegraph
- “Diversity and Authenticity,” Katherine Phillips, Tracy Dumas, Nancy Rothbard
- “How Black Women Describe Navigating Race and Gender in the Workplace,” Maura Cheeks
- “Neurodiversity as a Competitive Advantage,” Robert Austin and Gary Pisano
- “Reducing the effects of gender stereotypes on performance evaluations,” Bauer, C.C. & Baltes, B.B.
- “Unlearning Automatic Biases: The malleability of implicit prejudices and stereotypes,” Rudman, L.A., Ashmore, R.D. Gary, M.L.
- “Warmth and Competence as Universal Dimensions of Social Perception. The Stereotype Content Model and the BIAS Map.” Amy Cuddy, Susan Fiske, Peter Glick
- Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People, Mahzarin Banaji
- Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, Malcolm Gladwell
- Braving the Wilderness, Brené Brown
- Everyday Bias, Howard Ross
- The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas
- The Hillbilly Elegy, JD Vance
- Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions, Arielly, Daniel
- Waking Up White, Debby Irving
- The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson
- White Fragility, Robin Di Angelo
Women’s History Month:
“My ceiling became the next generation’s floor”
By Shannon Mullane Durango and Pine River Valley reporter
Monday, March 1, 2021, Durango Herald
Durango resident Gail Harris is known for going above and beyond – and breaking barriers along the way.
IHO of Women’s History Month – Women’s Resource Center’s scavenger hunt and event honoring Tiffany Lee: http://wrcdurango.org/events/womens-history-month-2021/
National Archives Comes Alive! Young Learners Program Meet Alice Paul
Suffragette Alice Paul is portrayed by Taylor Williams, an inspirational and talented actor with American Historical Theatre. Alice Paul, a supreme strategist, revitalized the woman suffrage movement in the early 20th century with her determination, resolve, and unique plan to convince the nation that women deserve the right to vote. A question-and-answer session with Alice Paul will follow the presentation. View on the National Archives YouTube Channel
Native Lens/KSUT: http://member.rmpbs.org/NativeLens
In honor of Black History Month 2021, Laurie Meininger, LWVLPC Board Member, has submitted an op-ed for publication in the Durango Herald to honor the courageous Black women leaders in the voter rights movements across our nation and across the ages. Read the Durango Herald article Laurie Meininger: League of Women Voters honors Black women suffragists
JEDI Governance Details
Origin of EDJI
In December 2020, the League of Women Voters La Plata County (LWVLPC) chapter, adopted the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy established by the National League of Women Voters. At the same time, LWVLPC established a workgroup to implement, in principle and practice, this Policy throughout its work in La Plata County:
“LWV is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the organization’s current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy. We believe that working for diversity, equity and inclusion is rooted in justice for all.
There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, gender identity, ethnicity, race, native or indigenous origin, age, generation, sexual orientation, culture, religion, belief system, spiritual tradition or practice, marital status, parental status, socioeconomic status, language, accent, ability status, mental health, educational level or background, geography, nationality, work style, work experience, job role function, thinking style, personality type, physical appearance, political perspective or affiliation and/or any other characteristic that can be identified as recognizing or illustrating diversity.”
The JEDI Committee is tasked with envisioning and implementing this policy within the LWVLPC.
LWVLPC JEDI Policy
“The League of Women Voters of La Plata County works for a stronger democracy, rooted in principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to ensuring that every voice is heard, every individual is counted, and every person has a seat at the table.”
Scope and Purpose
The JEDI Committee operates under the oversight of the Board of Directors of LWVLPC.