Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources

DEI Resource Committee

Big West Rotaract’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee seeks to develop a Rotaract-specific toolkit to assist clubs and districts build more inclusive environments where every person feels included, valued, and heard. As Rotary and Rotaract clubs seek to improve their commitments to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Big West Rotaract recognized the need for a resource toolkit designed specifically for Rotaract clubs.

The BWR DEI Committee will be composed of Rotaractors, BWR Directors and a Rotarian subject matter expert that will work together to develop DEI resources for direct implementation. As we work with Rotaract clubs to better understand their culture and climate, we will develop a strategic toolkit based on opportunities for growth.

Rotaract & Rotary DEI Resources

Check out various webinars focused on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion that Big West Rotaract has participated in and facilitated.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Meaning, Challenges, and Opportunities for Action

How do we create and maintain a culture of inclusion? This session breaks down what ‘Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’ means, explores barriers to DEI within Rotary and Rotaract, and will provide recommended action steps to implement within your clubs and districts. Facilitated by Dr. "Bowtie" Todd Jenkins and Sydney Schilling.

Diversity in Your Clubs and Being an Ally

In the session, "Diversity in Your Clubs and Being an Ally," you'll explore your privileges (because everyone has one in some form or another) and how you can use them to be an ally for those who need your voice and partnership. Presented at the virtual Post-Rotary International Convention 2020 and facilitated by Janel Breen and Alia Ali.

Personal Growth Resources

Below are some DEI resources our team has found helpful for personal growth or to start discussions. This is by no means a comprehensive list, and we continue to seek new resources from different perspectives!

Get in Touch

Have a question or wish to share your thoughts? Please reach out! Email us at dei@bigwestrotaract.org.