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Diversity and Inclusion Research & Support Resources

A guide to help NAU students, faculty, and staff research topics related to diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice. This guide also provides resources that promote diversity and inclusion at NAU and beyond.

Brave Space Classroom Discussons

The purpose of a Brave Space:

In a Brave Space we strive to struggle against racism, sexism, classism, ableism, colonialism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny and all systemic inequities. We are free to participate in difficult conversations by balancing the inherent value of a given view with the obligation to ensure that other members of a our community can participate in discourse as fully recognized members of that community. We have the power to uphold the values of freedom of expression and social justice by working together to disrupt oppressive power dynamics and holding each other and ourselves accountable for what we say and do here-and-now. Processing our privilege and implicit bias helps to build more egalitarian relationships and communities, with intentional care for others’ humanity and experiences. With respect for each other's bravery, we do not shame by calling-out our areas of growth. In our Brave Space, we call-in to learn together. Sometimes, Brave Spaces are designated, but we can all carry a Brave Space with us everywhere we go.

Examples, Activities, and Guidelines for Instructors

Processing Privilege & Implicit Bias