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Other Diversity Resources

The inclusion of the sample of sites below should not be viewed or considered as an endorsement from the School of Social Work. The links are provided only as a resource.

Equal Justice Initiative: EJI is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system.EJI also prepares reports, newsletters, and manuals to assist advocates and policymakers in the critically important work of reforming the administration of criminal justice.


Center on Race & Social Problems: Developed to help
lead America further along the path to social justice by conducting race-related research, mentoring emerging scholars, and disseminating race-related research findings and scholarship.


In the Life Media: Produces change through innovative
media that exposessocial injustice by chronicling lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender life.




Migration Policy Institute: Independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit
think-tank dedicated to the study of the movement of people worldwide. 




American Psychological Association's LGBT Concerns Office:
The mission of the APA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns Office is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge on gender identity and sexual orientation to benefit society and improve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people's lives.  



Reducing StereotypeThreat.org: This website offers summaries of research on stereotype threat and discusses unresolved issues and controversies in the research literature. Included are some research-based suggestions for reducing the negative consequences of stereotyping, particularly in academic settings.




Applied Research Center: Racial Justice think tank and home for media and activism.




CSWE Center for Diversity and Social & Economic Justice: The center is designed, among other things, to promote dialog and action through a clearinghouse of current resources for social work educators and students.


Americans with Disabilities Act:  Prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodation, communications, and governmental activities. The ADA also establishes requirements for telecommunications relay services.



CDC: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health (Youth)  
Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth and those who are questioning their sexual orientation are happy and thrive during their adolescent years. Going to a school that has created a safe and supportive learning environment for all students and having caring and accepting parents are especially important. This helps all youth achieve good grades and maintain good mental and physical health. However, some LGBT youth face greater difficulties in their lives and school environments
compared to their heterosexual peers, such as experiencing violence.



DiversityRx: Improving Healthcare for a Diverse World: The purpose of DiversityRx is to improve the accessibility and quality of health care for minority, immigrant, and indigenous communities. We support those who develop and provide health services that are responsive to the cultural and linguistic differences presented by diverse populations. 




The LCRM Project: The Long CIvil Rights Movement Project attempts to deepen the traditional understanding of the civil rights movement as a 1960s era American phenomenon. The site offers a look at the movement thorugh a searchable collection of books, journal articles, conference papers, manuals and reports. It extends the timeline of the movement’s history back to its roots in earlier histories of African American activism and forward to today’s unfinished movements for school access and educational equality, environmental and economic justice, gender equity, and other important rights.



Anti-Defamation League: Fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry in the United States and abroad through information, education, legislation and advocacy. ADL serves as a resource for government, media, law enforcement, educators and the public.  




Diversity and Democracy: A periodical published by the Association of American
Colleges & Universitiesto provide campus practitioners with readily available information about successful diversity initiatives around the country.




Interfaith Calendar: Primary Sacred Times for World Religions.
Includes annual calendars through 2019 for numerous religions, including Judaism, Islam, Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, Baha'i, Zoroastrian, Sikh, Shinto, Jain, Confucian, Daoist, Native American and more.   



 Human Rights Watch: One of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, we give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes.





Southern Poverty Law Center: Founded in 1971 as a
small civil rights law firm, the center is internationally known today for its tolerance education programs, its legal victories against white supremacists and its tracking of hate groups.



Casey Journalism Center on Children & Families
The Journalism Center on Children & Families is a national nonprofit resource and training center committed to media coverage of children, youth and families, particularly the disadvantaged. The Journalism Center is committed to making sure stories on the social issues that face our nation get told and get noticed. 



Children's Defense Fund: Champions policies to life children out of poverty, protect them from abuse
and neglect and ensure their access to health care,
quality education and a moral and spiritual foundation.




Office of Minority Health: Works to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities.




NAACP: Works to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.




The King Center: Established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King, the King center is the official, living memorial dedicated to the advancement of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., leader of America’s greatest nonviolent movement for justice, equality, and peace.




Pew Hispanic Center: Chronicles Latinos' diverse experiences in a changing America. 






Pew Research Center: A nonpartisan "fact tank" that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It does so by conducting public opinion polling and social science research; by reporting news and analyzing news coverage; and by holding forums and briefings. It does not take positions on policy issues.




CAA: Founded in 1969 to protect the civil and political rights of Chinese Americans and to advance multiracial democracy in the United States. Today, CAA is a progressive voice in and on behalf of the broader Asian and Pacific American community. We advocate for systemic change that protects immigrant rights, promotes language diversity, and remedies racial injustice.


National Center for Cultural Competence: Provides national leadership and contributes to the body of knowledge on cultural and linguistic competency within systems and organizations. Major emphasis is placed on translating evidence into policy and practice for programs and personnel concerned with health and mental health care delivery, administration, education and advocacy.



United Nations: An international organization founded in 1945 after WWII by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights. Due to its unique international character, and the powers vested in its founding Charter, the Organization can take action on a wide range of issues, and provide a forum for its 192 Member States to express their views, through the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council and other bodies and committees.



Human Rights Campaign: National civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans.







National Center for Transgender Equality:  Dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.









Matthew Shepard Foundation: Founded by Dennis and Judy Shepard in memory of their 21-year old son, Matthew, who was murdered in an anti-gay hate crime in Wyoming in October 1998. The Foundation seeks to "Replace Hate with Understanding, Compassion & Acceptance" through its varied educational, outreach and advocacy programs and by continuing to tell Matthew's story.



AARP: Founded in 1958, AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives.








Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study: Follows a group of nearly 5,000 children born in large U.S. cities between 1998 and 2000, focusing largely on the relationships of unmarried parents and how their children fare.  




United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum stimulates leaders and citizens to confront hatred, prevent genocide, promote human dignity, and strengthen democracy.




U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division: Prosecutes violations of criminal civil rights statutes and enforces federal statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, disability, religion, and national origin.