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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Racial Equity Toolkit

MDCR is committed to advancing racial equity in all its initiatives. We also are working to build collaborative relationships with communities, government agencies and organizations throughout Michigan to help them incorporate racial equity into all their policies, processes and decision-making. The Racial Equity Toolkit is a starting point for any organization or government agency looking to advance racial equity in their own communities in order to ensure equal opportunity and access for all.

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Resource Guide to Developing a School Equity Plan

The Michigan Department of Civil Rights has issued a comprehensive guide for Michigan superintendents, principals and educators who want to increase equity in schools and help dismantle institutional and structural barriers to success for all students. The new tool, entitled Resource Guide to Developing a School Equity Plan, provides educators with a template for operationalizing diversity, equity, and inclusion in Michigan's K-12 education system.

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Training Solutions through an Equity Lens

MDCR's training solutions focus on race extensively but not exclusively as we recognize the intersectionality and multilayers of systemic advantage and disadvantage. For organizations to advance equity and incorporate it across departmental lines, action plans that endorse equity and inclusion are essential to effectively create the long-term implementation of equitable practices, policies and procedures.

For more information on Racial Equity Training, download the flyer Training Solutions Through an Equity Lens here or by clicking on the image to the right.

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Scope of Equity Work

For all residents of Michigan to experience equitable opportunities to grow and thrive, we need to promote a shared understanding of the root causes of systemic disparities. The information in the flyer Scope of Equity Work highlights current and future efforts centered on directly challenging and fundamentally transforming systems through intentional strategies and proactive steps founded on an equity platform.

Download the flyer Scope of Equity Work below.

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Maawndoonganan, which in the language of the Anishinaabe people means "the gathering of information to share with people," is a first-of-its-kind resource guide developed for educators by Indigenous educators and their partners with the support and guidance of the Confederation of Michigan Tribal Education Departments (CMTED).

The guide is intentionally aligned with the 2019 Michigan Social Studies Standards which includes CMTED-endorsed instructional materials such as books, podcasts, videos, websites and more. This resource manual was created to help shift longstanding historical practices that have often led to the erasure of Indigenous history.

Download Maawndoonganan: An Anishinaabe Resource Guide