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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, equity and inclusion are core values of Girl Scouts of Colorado. We aim to empower every girl to make the world a better place.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion have been core values of Girl Scouts since its founding in 1912. GSCO and Girl Scouts of the USA value diversity in all its forms and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, gender, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, public assistance, local human rights commission activity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Girl Scouts of Colorado does not tolerate discrimination thus defined by its staff, volunteers, members, partners, or participants.

Standards

GSCO is committed to creating an environment where all girls have the opportunity to participate in a movement that encourages them to overcome barriers and become leaders in their community and world.

All GSCO staff, volunteers, and members are expected to think, speak, and act in ways that ensure all people feel they belong and can meaningfully participate in all aspects of Girl Scouting, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, gender, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, public assistance, local human rights commission activity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

GSCO is committed to inclusion and will make reasonable efforts to provide accessibility to girls of all levels of ability.

Further the Conversation

Being an ally is a verb not a noun. It is the commitment to a lifelong journey of learning about and recognizing your privilege. Completing Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Diverse. Inclusive. Together. patch program is a great first step in this journey. Below you will find additional resources* for caregivers and children to continue your exploration of topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Diverse. Inclusive. Together. patch

Race and Privilege

For Families

Systemic Racism Explained- This four minute video that gives a closer look at what systemic racism is, and how we can solve it. 

Children’s Books about Racism- Common Sense Media’s list of books that tell the stories of people’s experiences of racism and of those who put their bodies on the lines for the cause of equality under the law and social justice. 

Antiracists young adult books- 18 young adult books to teach them to become better allies. 

For Caregivers

How to Talk About Racism with Your Children- Children's Hospital of Colorado

In My Skin- a podcast about race and childhood 

Implicit Association Test for Race- a self-examination of your conscious feelings of white and black race. 

Let’s Talk! Discussing Whiteness- a four-part webinar series that covers a range of critical topics that can be difficult to discuss with students and colleagues.  

How to build an antiracist world- TED talk by Ibram X Kendi. In this vital conversation, he defines the transformative concept of antiracism to help us more clearly recognize, take responsibility for and reject the prejudices in our public policies, workplaces, and personal beliefs. 

Black History, Cultures, and Identities

For Caregivers

Black Like Me- Dr. Alex Gee’s podcast invites you to experience the world through the perspective of one Black man, one conversation, one story, or even one rant at a time. 

The Evolution of Black Beauty- Say It Loud’s discuss how haircare, skincare, and makeup with in the African American beauty standards have evolved. 

Growing Up Black in America: here’s my story of everyday racism- Article by Brian Jones associate director of education at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. 

The Talk- Race in America- PBS two-hour documentary about the increasingly necessary conversations taking place in homes and communities across the country between parents of color and their children about how to behave if they are ever stopped by the police. 

 

 

*This list of resources is growing and evolving to encompass all topics around diversity, equity, and inclusion. Do you have a resource you would like us to add to the list? Contact us at GirlExperience@gscolorado.org