eXtension Diversity Equity & Inclusion
Community of Practice
West Lafayette IN
eXtension Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Community of Practice (CoP) is one of the preeminent virtual communities in its field that fosters intellectual thinking, discourse, and engagement through cutting-edge information, and educational resources. DEI is committed to sharing innovative ideas, developing valuable resources, and implementing practical solutions while building synergistic partnerships. Historically, Diversity Equity and Inclusion Community of Practice is one of the many CoPs that operates under the eXtension initiative. DEI Community of Practice was developed in October 2006 with the goal of providing research based information and resources for diverse audiences. The areas of focus: Civil Rights and Legal Issues, Organizational Development and Change, Professional Development, Reaching New Audiences, and Workforce Diversity. DEI provides information on hot topics related to diversity, student recruitment and student retention, employee recruitment, and employee retention, cultural awareness at institutions, cultural awareness and support of diversity issues, legal issues, workforce diversity analysis and optimization as well as many other related areas.DEI also provides information and links on Diversity related job postings, Diversity summer programs, Websites to Explore, Diversity related conference information and many other useful resources, Frequently Ask Questions, and Ask an Expert. Currently there are 129 members of the CoP from various land-grant universities as well as other organizations around the country.
Curtis Chin, Producer
In 1982, Vincent Chin was murdered in Detroit by two white autoworkers at the height of anti-Japanese sentiments. For the first time, Asian Americans around the country galvanized to form a real community and movement. This documentary inspired by a series of town halls organized by Asian Pacific Americans for Progress on the 27th anniversary of the case features interviews with key players at the time as well as whole new generation of activists. Producer and co-director Curtis Chin (featured in the documentary) is an award-winning writer and producer who has worked for ABD, NBC, Disney Channel and more. As a community activist he co-founded the Asian American Writers Workshop and Asian Pacific Americans for Progress.
George Mason University
Paul Gorski is an assistant professor of Integrative and Interdisciplinary Studies in George Mason University’s New Century College. He created and continues to maintain EdChange.org and the Multicultural Pavilion, web sites providing valuable resources and perspective on multicultural education. He has been an active consultant for ten years, conducting workshops and providing guidance to schools and community organizations committed to equity and diversity, in addition to his teaching responsibilities.
1996 – Different and the Same — Family Communications
1997 – The Puzzle Place — Lancit Media
1999 – It’s Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues in School — New Day Films, Debra Chasnoff and Helen Cohen, Producers
2000 – The Color of Fear — Lee Mun Wah
2001 – The Multicultural Pavilion — Paul Gorski
2002 – Oliver Button is a Star — Dan Hunt
2002 – Native Village — Valerie Crow and Gina Boltz
2003 – The Expanding Canon: Teaching Multicultural Literature In High School — WNET-13 and the National Council of Teachers of English
2004 – Picture Perfect, A documentary video (October 2002), Carol Tizzano, Author, Producer, Director
2005 – “As I See It” (Syndicated newspaper column in nearly 50 national newspapers) – Author: Cynthia Tucker, editorial page editor
2007 – Echoes and Reflections: A Multimedia Curriculum on the Holocaust – Author: The Anti Defamation League, USC Shoah Foundation Institute, Yad Vashem