Diversity and Inclusion Resources
PTA DIVERSITY DEFINITION
Recognizing diversity within organizations means valuing differences and similarities in people through actions and accountability. For Georgia PTA, these differences and similarities include age, ethnicity, language and culture, economic status, educational background, gender, geographic location, marital status, mental ability, national origin, organizational position and tenure, parental status, physical ability, political philosophy, race, religion, sexual orientation, and work experience.
DIVERSITY MISSION STATEMENT
To create a high-performing, productive association through an inclusive community environment in which each individual is valued for his/her unique skills, talents and contributions in order to capitalize on the innovation inherent in diverse populations. Diversity affects our mission-driven programs and services, our public image, interpersonal, personal, and organizational activities.
- Activities, Exercises, Programs & Presentations
- Diversity Resource Guide – A user’s guide to the resources listed below. Offers explanations, implementation ideas, and background information to help you use these tools to enhance your diversity efforts.
- “Implementing Diversity at your School”
- “Diversity and Inclusion: What’s the Difference?”
- “How many countries…”
- “In Defense of…”
- International Celebrations Ideas and Best Practices
- Martin Luther King Jr. Pledge and Bookmark
- “Peace Chain”
- “My Wish for Peace”
- Cultural Resource Group – Documents include: pre-implementation teacher letter, post- implementation teacher letter, and volunteer letter
- Cultural Summit – Documents include: sample invitation for principals (for summits designed for more than one school), sample volunteer invitation, sample faculty letter, sample panelist questions, cultural summit ground rules
- “Diversity Outreach”
- Membership Forms (pdf files)