• CPS - Diversity Promo

    In recognition of African American History month, the Center for Public Service is featuring articles and resources related to diversity. Read articles by Kaplan University College of Public Service faculty on encouraging diversity and cultural diversity and learn about organizations dedicated to making a difference in the lives of African Americans and society in general. You can also visit the events section for more information on getting involved in public service related events.

  • Encouraging Diversity

    Encouraging Diversity

    Ongoing efforts to create awareness about diversity have been made but many inequities continue to exist. Here are some strategies that can be used as a model to further increase diversity awareness.

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    CPS - Lisa Belfield

    Cultural Diversity: Imagine all the People, By Lisa D. Belfield, EdD, Adjunct Faculty

    Culture is that which shapes us; it shapes our identity and influences our behavior. Culture is our “way of being,” more specifically, it refers to the shared language, beliefs, values, norms, behaviors, and material objects that are passed down from one generation to the next.

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    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded in 1909, making it “our nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans.”*

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    CPS - Leadership Conference

    Leadership Conference

    The perseverance of the civil rights movement and the leadership and conviction of activists like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks raised the voices of millions of who were living in a world filled with racial inequality. Solidifying the work of the movement and these activists has been led by a coalition of 200 national organizations known as the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

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