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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

We are very excited to have Nicole Anderson and Associates Consulting, LLC, facilitating our further preparations and Public Forums to be held in the coming months.  Working documents and resources from our Consultants are available here 

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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Understanding the history of race in the United State of America helps all of us to interact more wholeheartedly in the present. This 9:22 video from PBS helps promote greater understanding.

"The Water of Systems Change," by John Kania, Mark Kramer and Peter Senge, is an outstanding resource for those looking to make a lasting and positive difference in communities.  The "Six Conditions of Systems Change," lend understanding regarding the mental models and semi-explicit factors that underlie Policies and Resource distributions:

"Laws and programs designed to benefit vulnerable groups, such as the disabled or people of color, often end up benefitting all of society."  Intrigued?  Read, "The Curb-Cut Effect," published in the Winter 2017 edition of Stanford Social Innovation Review