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The Community Visioning Forum Planning Committee is seeking to develop our cultural competency and proficiency, and our ability to effectively interact in a broad range of settings.  We view continually listening and educating ourselves as key to removing barriers and serving ALL Lake County residents.  This page includes some resources members of the Committee have found to be useful.

The Lake County Board of Supervisors’ Proclamation Promoting Tolerance, Respect, Equity and Inclusion in Lake County

Did you miss the Board’s historic presentation?  Watch it on YouTube

Purpose Statement and Guiding Principles of the Community Visioning Forum Planning Committee

Example Definitions of Diversity, Tolerance, Respect, Inclusion and Equity (June 15 PowerPoint)

Equality vs. Equity Images (Source: Interaction Institute for Social Change | Artist: Angus Maguire)

Edward T. Hall’s “Cultural Iceberg” (also known as “Iceberg Cultural Model):  One-pager / Two-pager, with examples

Pacific University Oregon’s “Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Glossary of Terms”

The University of Pittsburg’s “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Glossary”

Example Social Justice Statement from Rural Initiatives Strengthening Equity (RISE)

Learning for Justice (formerly Teaching Tolerance) – “The fact is, tolerance is not justice.  It isn’t a sufficient description of the work we do or the world we want.”

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