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 & resources focused on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion that Big West Rotaract has participated in, facilitated and/or created.

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.

BWR Ground Rules & Land Acknowledgment Resources

These Ground Rules and Land Acknowledgment documents have been applied within various open forums, discussions, breakout sessions and conferences/events that BWR has hosted. While our team created the templates, they were informed by external resources, best practices & perspectives cited in each document. We welcome you to use these as a resource within your clubs/districts!

BWR Open Forum Ground Rules.pdf
BIPOC Forum Ground Rules.pdf
BWR Land Acknowledgement Script.pdf

Rotary International Resources

Rotary International has developed a number of resources addressing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion that are available through MyRotary that feature perspectives from Interactors, Rotaractors & Rotarians around the world. Check out the links below:

Webinars & Video Breakout Sessions

  1. Design An Inclusive Plan for Your Organization

  2. The Power of Connection with Diverse Communities

  3. Exploring the Black Experience Within Rotary

Featured Articles on MyRotary

Rotary International's DEI Task Force

Get in Touch

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