February Monthly Focus: Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion 

How can we work to diversify the work that we do at the American Red Cross and beyond? How can we include and empower voices that represent all of our stories, both at home and on a larger scale? As we focus on Diversity & Inclusion this month, consider how you can incorporate these questions into your Red Cross Club meetings and events. If you’re looking for a place to start, check out some of the resources below to educate yourself and your peers! 

EDGE Trainings 

If you’re new to this platform, check out this guide to EDGEThen you can search through to find some of these trainings:  

  • Difficult Conversations 
  • Cultural Competency Series: 
  • Time to Pivot – Inclusion from Remote (April 2020) 
  • COVID Impact in Indian Country and the American Red Cross Partnership Response (May 2020) 
  • From COVID-19 to George Floyd – Exploring Our Emotions and Moving Forward with Intention and Purpose (June 2020) 
  • Black Leadership Experiences in Red Cross Mission Delivery – a Panel Discussion (July 2020) 
  • The Value of Allies to Diverse Groups (August 2020) 
  • LULAC and the State of Latinx Communities in the Face of COVID-19 and Civil Awakening (September 2020) 
  • See Us! Native Americans in Search of Inclusion (November Cultural Competency Series session) 
  • The Importance of Disability Identity in Disaster Response (October 2020) 
  • “Social Injustice Compounded – Racial Minorities in the LGBTQ+ Community” (December 2020) 
  • “The Effects of Racism, Trauma and Chronic Stress on Health” (February 2020) 

Other Resources 

There are more resources included in our new Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit designed especially for youth and young adults to support this important part of our mission!  

For example, there are some great icebreaker activities you can use during your Red Cross Club meetings and additional support for club leadership to help facilitate these types of conversations. 

To find the toolkit, visit the ‘Resources’ tab on redcrossyouth.org today! As always, if you have any questions feel free to connect with your local Red Cross contact or email us at [email protected]



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