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The following university, local and national organizations provide helpful resources for a variety of topics. 

University Resources

Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is home to some of UNF's student-focused diversity programming, and encompasses the following areas:

African American Faculty and Staff Association 
AAFSA promotes camaraderie, unity, professional development, cultural enrichment, and campus involvement for UNF employees of African descent.

Center for Community Based Learning 
The Center for Community-Based Learning (CCBL) builds upon UNF’s history of community engagement that began when the University was founded in 1972.

Center for Urban Education and Policy 
UNF's Center for Urban Education and Policy believes in empowering schools and communities by uniting strengths, inviting advocacy, and inspiring innovation.

Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations
UNF's Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations aims to foster critical and creative thinking, conduct and facilitate empirically based research, and promote and support public scholarship on issues surrounding race, racism and racial inequality.

Military and Veterans Resource Center
The UNF Military and Veterans Resource Center serves as the primary point of contact for active duty military, veterans and their family members on campus.

Office of Equal Opportunity and Inclusion 
UNF's Office of Equal Opportunity and Inclusion strives to achieve a vibrant, authentic, and robust diversity and inclusion presence throughout UNF for employment, recruitment, procurement, and other educational programs, services, and activities.

Student Accessibility Center (SAC)
Student Accessibility Center promotes and facilitates partnership among UNF students with disabilities and the UNF community. Registration and services are voluntary, confidential and free of charge to all UNF students with documented disabilities.

ADA Compliance Office 
The ADA Compliance Office is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended: Section 504 and Section 508; and other federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to persons with disabilities.

Local/Community Resources

Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville
The Cultural Council's mission is to enrich Northeast Florida by investing​ in arts and culture.

First Coast Diversity Council  (Currently on hiatus)
The First Coast Diversity Council builds awareness, educates, influences and supports the value of diversity in the First Coast business and community sectors.

Florida Diversity Council 
The Florida Diversity Council is committed to fostering a learning environment for organizations to grow and leverage their knowledge of diversity.

Florida Rising
Florida Rising builds independent political power that centers historically marginalized communities so everyday Floridians shape the future.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) – Jacksonville Chapter
The vision of the NAACP is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.

Northside Coalition of Jacksonville
The Northside Coalition of Jacksonville focuses on the problems of social, racial, and economic injustice.

Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project serves veterans, caregivers and families of veterans who incurred a physical or mental injury or illness on or after September 11, 2001. 

JASMYN offers a variety of programs and services for LGBTQ+ youth and young adults ages 13 - 29. 

904WARD creates racial healing and equity through deep conversations and learning, trusting relationships, and collective action. 

Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center
The Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center engages communities, organizations, and individuals through research, advocacy, training, and model programming to advance the rights of girls, young women, and youth who identify as female, especially those impacted by the justice system. 

Florida Center for Inclusive Communities
The FCIC is committed to developing a range of supports and services in the areas of Community Supports, Early Childhood, Education, Employment, Health, and Interdisciplinary Training.

OneJax @ UNF 
OneJax Institute is a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote diversity as the foundation for a strong community. They work to increase respect and improve relationships among people who represent the rich menagerie of religious, ethnic, racial and cultural groups that compose our community.

National Resources

National Diversity Council
The National Diversity Council is a forerunner of community-based, national organizations that champion diversity and inclusion across the country.

National LGBTQ Task Force 
The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people.

National Organization for Women 
The National Organization for Women is dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights, and is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States. 

People’s Action 
People's Action is a national network of state & local grassroots power-building organizations united in fighting for justice. 

Black Lives Matter 
Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, Inc. is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. 

National Alliance to End Sexual Violence 
The National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV) is the voice in Washington for the 56 state and territorial sexual assault coalitions and 1300 rape crisis centers working to end sexual violence and support survivors. 

National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) 
NCAPA serves to represent the interests of the greater Asian American (AA) and Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities and to provide a national voice for AA and NHPI issues. 

Hispanic Heritage Foundation 
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation identifies, inspires, prepares, and connects Latino Leaders in the community, classroom, and workforce. 

Interfaith Youth Core 
Interfaith Youth Core is dedicated to making interfaith cooperation the norm and building Interfaith America in the 21st century. 

Interfaith Alliance 
Interfaith Alliance celebrates religious freedom by championing individual rights, promoting policies that protect both religion and democracy, and uniting diverse voices to challenge extremism. 

The Aspen Institute 
The Aspen Institute drives change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the greatest challenges of our time. 

Shoulder to Shoulder 
The Shoulder-to-Shoulder Network believes ethical leadership is the “big idea” that will address humanity's most pressing needs. 

The Pluralism Project
The Pluralism Project at Harvard University studies and interprets the changing religious landscape of the United States.

Urban League
The National Urban League is a historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization with 90 affiliates serving 300 communities, providing direct services that impact and improve the lives of more than two million people nationwide.

Other Resources for Further Exploration in Debiasing 

Project Implicit at Harvard University
Here you will have the opportunity to assess your conscious and unconscious preferences for over 90 different topics ranging from pets to political issues, ethnic groups to sports teams, and entertainers to styles of music. At the same time, you will be assisting psychological research on thoughts and feelings. 

Watch the Documentary "White People"
What does it mean to be white? Watch the groundbreaking 1-hour MTV special White People, followed by a talkback with Define American founder Jose Antonio Vargas, who produced and directed the film, and other special guests.

Test Yourself for Hidden Bias
Hidden Bias Tests measure unconscious, or automatic, biases. Your willingness to examine your own possible biases is an important step in understanding the roots of stereotypes and prejudice in our society.