Diversity Toolkit University of Calgary Diversity Toolkit Site Sponsers Dr. Darren Lund Glossary of Diversity Terms Students and Teachers Opposing Prejudice Diversity Toolkit Site Sponsers Dr. Darren Lund Selected Bibliography on Social Justice, Diversity, and Multicultural/Anitracism Education
Selected Diversity Web-based Resources Tips for Getting Started


Welcome to the “Diversity Toolkit” Site!

This site is part of a funded project to assist teachers, students, scholars or any activists who wish to promote equity and the acceptance of differences within schools and communities.

The broad umbrella under which I operate is social justice*, but this work covers a large and diverse range of approaches, interests, and fields of study and action.

This site offers a variety of on-line resources, funding sources, glossaries, examples of projects, and selected readings to help you get started. For those already deep into the field I hope this site provides a useful portal to further information.

My name is Darren Lund and I am a faculty member at the University of Calgary.

In 1987 I helped found a student action project called Students and Teachers Opposing Prejudice (STOP) that lasted for a remarkable 20 school years. My experiences working with students to challenge discrimination led me to want to collect resources for other people doing this kind of work.

Feel free to read my biography or visit my university web-site to find out more about my research and teaching interests.

*A note regarding terminology:
I realize that some might find the term “diversity” to be a bit light and fluffy. After all, we are dealing with critical approaches to counter racism, sexism, homophobia or other forms of discrimination and oppression.

My own research has shown me that the conceptual and practical distinctions between specific terms are important, and the debates around different approaches and fields of study are a valuable element of this work.

Without collapsing them all or ignoring important distinctions between them, I refer to several terms here on this site that relate to this broad issue of fairness. This field of inquiry is a living, growing thing, and the claims to specific areas of study are always shifting and negotiated.

Whether your focus is on gender, age, physical or mental challenges, sexual orientation, “race,” religion, ethnicity and/or other categories, or whether you consider yourself antiracist, multicultural, counter-hegemonic, peace-promoting, feminist, human rights protecting, or simply culturally sensitive, I believe we may be moving in the same direction.

If you have an interest in social justice and fairness, I hope this site offers some support and meaningful assistance to your work.

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