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IJͼ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources

IJͼ is committed to working toward social justice and DEI

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IJͼ Affinity Groups

IJͼ Affinity Groups are for a safe and confidential space to individuals who share a specific element of their identity. If you identify with more than one of the groups, you are welcome to join as many groups as you would like. Explore the Affinity Groups here.

IJͼ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Committee Charge: The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee shall consider, advise, and make recommendations to the IJͼ Board that support the organization’s strategic goal of developing and promoting a diverse and inclusive language education community by working to break down barriers to access and opportunity. The DEI Committee will ensure that strategic objectives relating to diversity, equity and inclusion are incorporated into IJͼ’s governance structure, initiatives, awards, and other programs, products, and services.

Position Statement

Diversity and Inclusion In World Language Teaching & Learning

IJͼ values diversity and strives for inclusion across world language teaching and learning contexts. It is committed to continuous reflection and evaluation of its specific practices and initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion.

Committee Responsibilities Include:

  • Enhance the means for making issues of DEI a priority of IJͼ’s strategic decision-making processes
  • Expand opportunities for volunteer leadership that reflect IJͼ’s commitment to DEI
  • Increase support for high-quality research that demonstrates the importance of DEI issues in language education
  • Demonstrate leadership by convening DEI conversations within the language profession

This Is How We Do It: A Panel on Black World Languaging

Moderator Tasha Austin along with panelists Kia London, Jerry Parker, Veronique Sumbu, and Ebony Thornton consider the full gamut of challenges and triumphs experienced while advancing in and teaching world languages while Black. Recommendations for thriving world languaging futures are included.

IJͼ Special Interest Group (SIG) Webinars

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(April 2020)
Andrea Amado, Dorie Conlon Perugini and Sarah Lindstrom
Language Learning for Children SIG

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(April 2020)
Krishauna Hines-Gaither
Critical & Social Justice Approaches SIG

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(May 2020)
Terry Osborn
Critical & Social Justice Approaches SIG

Articles in The Language Educator

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Uju Anya and L.J. Randolph, Jr., vol14, i4

Foreign Language Annals

Open Access Special Edition

As language educators, we play a pivotal role in developing the worldview of young people in this country. The curated issue on race, diversity and social justice has been designed to provide resources to help you address these issues in the classroom and across the profession.

DEI Resources

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(2020), Education Week

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by James Baldwin

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Watch Toni Morrison interview

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by Ibram X. Kendi

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by Carol Anderson

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by Robin DiAngelo

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by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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by Michelle Alexander

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by Jennifer Eberhardt

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by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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Resource guide compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein for white people to deepen their anti-racist work.

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by Zyahna Bryant about how to take steps towards non-performative activism and anti-racist actions.

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by Bryan Stevenson

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by James Baldwin

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by OnlinePsychology@Pepperdine, the from Pepperdine University.

Anti-Asian Racism Resources

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(2021) Today

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from AAJC

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from Learning for Justice

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(2020) PBS

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(2018) California Newsreel

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Densho Encyclopedia

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Training

Right To Be and AAJC

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Report incidents of hate

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Report incidents of hate

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Report incidents of hate

LGBTQ+ Resources

Compiled by Doane Academy, Burlington, NJ

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Human Rights Campaign

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Human Rights Campaign

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ADL

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Learning for Justice

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Knisely, K. A. (2016). Gender and Language, 10(2), 216-239.

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Knisely, K. A. (2020). Foreign Language Annals, 53(4), 850-876.

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Knisely, K. A. (2020). The French Review, 94(2), 173-192.

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Norton, B., & De Costa, P. (2018). Language Teaching, 51(1), 90– 112.

How to be an Ally

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from PFLAG Straight for Equality Materials

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from PFLAG Straight for Equality Materials

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from UC Davis LGBTQIA Resource Center

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(2019) Vox

Pride

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YouTube Documentary cw: discussion of slurs and suicidal ideation

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PBS NewsHour

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A series of short interviews done by AMP blog for GLAAD

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A personal essay for 34th Street

(Brief) LGBTQIA+ History in the United States

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(2019) Teen Vogue

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(2017) Teen Vogue

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(2019) Teen Vogue

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