Below are websites that explore the many dimensions of diversity that the Burlington School District is committed to uplifting.
“The Burlington School District recognizes and values the diversity of our students, staff and community. The District is committed to a culture of diversity that reflects the voices, perspectives and differences arising from our diverse community and the world. We believe that it is important for students to understand and appreciate human diversity, develop a capacity for cultural competence, and commit to encouraging inclusion in their future lives.
The District will adopt procedures and implement staff training intended to achieve a diverse and culturally competent school community, inclusive of diverse races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religious and spiritual beliefs, ages, and physical and learning abilities. The administration shall report to the Board annually on its progress, barriers and outcomes.”
This statement on our district’s Commitment to Diversity was approved by the Board of Commissioners on March 10, 2009.
At the time of publication all websites are in working order (Summer 2010).
Paul Kivel (Violence Prevention Educator)
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality.
* Transgender Resources & Information from RU12?
*SMYAL– Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League
*SAGE– Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Elders
*Applied Research Center: Racial Justice Through Media, Research, and Activism
* Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. (Founder/ Director The White Privilege Conference)
*Paul Kivel (Violence Prevention Educator)
* Pacific Educational Group (Courageous Conversations About Race)
Physical & Learning Abilities:
*People First Language by Kathy Snow
*Schneider Family Book Award: 2009 Select Bibliography of Children’s Books About the Disability Experience