DIVERSITY TIP OF THE WEEK: Value Visual Diversity

Event Type(s): Other,Diversity

Often it is the subtlest of cues that convey whether an office is perceived to be "friendly" to diversity. And we might be walking by these cues everyday without even noticing them. Scan your office and its various publications for images that imply diversity by race, gender, sexuality, religion, dis/ability, among others. What art do you have on the wall? Do your brochures and pamphlets imply openness to working with different people? Does your website contain images and stories that capture the breadth of diversity on campus? These decisions may seem minor, but often figure prominently in the minds of marginalized communities. Seeing similar or familiar images can translate into feeling welcomed and included.


-- Contributed by Mark Brimhall-Vargas, Ph.D.

For more information, contact:
Timea M Webster
+1 301 405 6810

diversity.umd.edu




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