Pluralism resources

The AFA's Pluralism policy offers an approach that positions differences as a strength, and as a starting point for dialogue into deeper issues of equity and inclusion. The resources listed below provide additional opportunities for dialogue and deeper understanding. We hope you find them useful.

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Organizations

​​The Global Centre for Pluralism (pluralism.ca)

The Global Centre for Pluralism ​works with policy leaders, educators and community builders around the world to amplify and implement the transformative power of pluralism. Visit their website for information about the centre's programs and services, as well as additional information and resources about pluralism. 

UCalgary Pluralism Initiative (ucalgary.ca/pluralism)

Library of archived videos from the Pluralism and Global Citizenship webinar series, and the portal for the University of Calgary's Embedded Certificate in Pluralism and Global Citizenship. 

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (nctr.ca)

The NCTR educates Canadians on the profound injustices inflicted on First Nations, Inuit and the Métis Nation by the forced removal of children to attend residential schools and the widespread abuse suffered in those schools. It promotes continued research and learning on the legacy of residential schools. 

Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (cpamo.org)

Initiated in 2009, Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO) is a movement of Indigenous and racialized artists engaged in empowering the arts communities of Ontario. In addition to advocacy efforts, CPAMO has a number of educational resources on its website. 

Videos/podcast

On Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Wendy Vincent and Erika Beatty (podcast)

Episode 1 of "At the Mic," a podcast produced by Arts Consultants Canada (ACCA), features a conversation on meaningful approaches to putting Diversity-Equity-Inclusion practices into action with guest Wendy Vincent and moderator Erika Beatty.


Etuaptmumk - Two-Eyed Seeing presented by Rebecca Thomas on TEDx Talks on YouTube.

What interculturalism is about? from Council of Europe OP Services on Vimeo.

Gender-Based Analysis + : What is it and Why? from the City of Edmonton on YouTube.

Tools/toolkits

Native Land Digital (native-land.ca)

Use this map to zoom in to where you live and toggle through the territories, languages, and treaties of which you are a part. Expand your definition of "where you come from" and what that might mean to your identity. 

What is an Equity Lens?

A series of questions organizations can ask to help decision makers focus on equity in both their process and outcomes.

Privilege Walk 

A simple group exercise to raise awareness of the various forms of privilege, and deepen understandings about intersectionality. 

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility (IDEA) - Good practices for researchers

The IDEA good practices discussed in this toolkit can help change the established ways of doing things, while positioning principal investigators as bold equity leaders in their research.

Articles

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​Art From Values or Values From Art?
by David Maggs, Metcalf Fellow on Arts and Society​​ (2022)

What is Intersectionality? Intersectional Feminist Theory Explained
by Georgie Williams on perlego.com (2022)

How to Talk about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
by Alida Miranda-Wolff on medium.com (2018)

What is intersectionality, and what does it have to do with me?
from YW Boston Blog (2017)

Understanding oppression and “isms” as a system
by Dionardo Pizaña, Michigan State University Extension (2017)