As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Resources to help you build diversity, equity and inclusion into your club and your lives:
District 5180's Statement & Policy
Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for both community service and friendship. Below, please find resources for speakers, reading materials and videos that your club and members can use to help build bridges in our communities during these divisive times.
Check back often as we will continue adding resources as new opportunities arise.
The Seven Paths to Peace - Rotary International
Social Dominance Theory - Jim Sidanius and Felicia Pratto
The Warmth of Other Suns - Isabel Wilkerson
Stamped from the Beginning - Ibram X Kendi
White Fragility - Robin DiAngelo
White by Law - Ian Haney Lopez
The New Jim Crow - Michele Alexander
Slavery by Another Name - Douglas Blackmon
Sundown Towns - James Loewin
The Color of Law - Richard Rothstein 
Leon ( I am my brother’s keeper. I am my sister’s keeper. I am destined for greatness. On the night of November 11, 2012, Leon was pulled over in a case of mistaken identity. He was shot, thrown on the ground, and handcuffed while an officer of the law hissed at him that he hoped he died.

As is expected, anger consumed Leon for years. He became comfortable in that pain and he didn’t want to let it go. The officers had not only taken away his ability to walk; but something even deeper than that– his sense of self-worth.

After spending a lot of time avoiding having to deal with what he’d been through, Leon finally filled his heart with a deep desire to influence change. He stopped holding on to what he had planned for his life before he got shot and started looking towards the future and what he wanted to create.
White Allergies? - Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man - Ep. 2 w/ Matthew McConaughey (
Uncomfortable Conversations With A Black Man
Protesting the National Anthem (  NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, sits down with Emmanuel Acho to have an Uncomfortable Conversation with a Black Man. Emmanuel asks Goodell what he would say to Kaepernick and how he feels about the National Anthem Protests in the NFL.
LISTENING TOUR: CONFRONTING THE HARD TRUTH ABOUT IMPLICIT BIAS (,to%20economic%20opportunities%20to%20move%20out%20of%20poverty.)

In part of one of our Matter of Fact Listening Tour, Soledad O’Brien takes a look at bias. Bias shapes the way we see the world and can often hurt the most marginalized in our communities, especially when it comes to economic opportunities to move out of poverty. To discuss, Soledad speaks with Wes Moore, CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation, one of the largest anti-poverty organizations in the U.S.

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Panel Discussion about criminal justice reform - Rotary Clubs of Harlem and Bronxville
Guest Speakers:
Daniel Hahn, Sacramento County Police Chief
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