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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)


The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee leads the League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson (LWVGT) in its ongoing efforts to understand, include, and effectively serve diverse communities in our area.

All members of LWVGT are welcome to participate in DEI at any level of involvement. The DEI Committee meets remotely via ZOOM on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

The focus of the DEI committee is to: 

  • Learn about perspectives and issues faced by underserved communities in our area, and how LWV resources may be used to address them 

  • Learn about issues related to systemic, societal bias 

  • Explore and become aware of one’s personal implicit bias, and how to become more comfortable and mindful when working with people of other cultures and perspectives

  • Educate League members about local issues related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Effectively generate and respond to opportunities to engage, attract and serve people from diverse cultures 

NAACP Luncheon Oct 2022

Members of the DEI Committee have opportunities to: 

  • Learn by reading, observing, listening and discussing at DEI committee meetings, and by attending meetings of community groups, educational programs, and community activities

  • Share experiences and information learned with the DEI Committee, including opportunities for LWVGT to participate in the community

  • Facilitate relationships with any organization or individual in a position to help solve issues

  • Work with DEI committee members, community members, government representatives, and experts to assist with issues facing diverse populations

  • Become an advocate for an underrepresented community

For more information, contact us at or 520-327-7652.

Members may view DEI Committee agendas, meeting notes, and resources in the DEI section of  the Document Library.

DEI Book Discussion Group

All League members are invited to participate. The Group meets via Zoom the first Thursday of every month, from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Please bring the following: 1-2 quotes from the book that are meaningful to you; some new information or insight that you learned; and any questions you may have about the book or topic. 

Upcoming meetings and book selections: 

  • March 2, 2023 - Black Dove: Mamá, Mi'jo, and Me, Ana Castillo (2016, 300 pp.)

  • April 6, 2023 -  Just Us: An American Conversation, Claudia Rankine (2020, 250 pp.)

  • May 4 and June 1, 2023 -  Braiding SweetgrassIndigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants, Robin Wall Kimmerer (2013, 408 pp.). This book is divided into two parts, or members may choose to read Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults, Kimmer& Smith (2022, 304 pp.) instead.

  • *July 6, 2023 - Landscapes of Fraud: Mission Tumacácori, the Baca Float, and the Betrayal of the O’odham, Thomas Sheridan (2008, 316 pp.). *This book may be deferred until August or September.   

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee field trip
October 11, 2023


'I am YOU 360' tiny houses

Tucson, Arizona

Pictured:  Pat Tapke, Bob Delaney, Krista Hinman, Sharon Bigot, Lovely Ganthier, Desiree Cook, Karen Randolph, Judy Wood, Emily Rickets, Judy Moll, Frank Bothwell, Murryelle Bothwell, Victor Bowleg, Pam Burris and Trayce Peterson