DEI Resource Bank


Below you will find a number of resources that we encourage you to explore.

The Diversity Equity & Racial Justice Action Team

The Jefferson Collaborative’s Diversity, Equity, and Racial Justice Action Team formed in summer of 2020 with the goal to lead Collaborative Organizations in working together to create a stronger, healthier region by:

  1. celebrating differences
  2. striving for equity and inclusion in the Jefferson Area
  3. championing racial justice

To date, the Team has hosted a highly-rated daylong implicit bias training for 70 stakeholders, Collaborative meetings on equity, and workshops exploring the racial wealth gap, and provided guidance for the 2021 Jefferson Forum’s Keynote on Asset Framing for Equity (led by national speaker Trabian Shorters.)

DEI Resource Bank for Community Organizations

The team has also compiled a resource bank to provide Jefferson Area organizations with best practices and resources to initiate and further these important conversations and drive action around Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) with board, staff, and stakeholders at your organization.

If you have a resource you think should be added to the list or a story to share on how your organization is developing strategies to embrace DEI more fully, we’d love to hear from you! Please email your ideas and suggestions to

Educational Resources

Black Mental Health Resources

Facilitating Conversations About DEI

Local Consultants & Speakers



Ready to Join the Conversation?

View and register for our upcoming member meetings, action team meetings, capacity and skill development opportunities, and more on our events page. Please note that our events are limited to Collaborative Member Organizations and relevant Jefferson-based community partners, unless otherwise specified. If you have a question about attending an event, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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