Printable Diversity Directory
The diversity directory was compiled by the NASW Oregon Chapter Diversity Taskforce in 2006 and is designed to be a tool for connecting social workers with organizations that provide services to diverse populations.
Thirst for diversity: the deep wish to learn about people as a way to communicate respect, and in an inceasingly intermingled world, out of necessity, like breathing. Those with this “thirst for diversity” create “human bridges linking cultures, preventing us from falling too deeply into the morass of sameness and self-congratulation. They teach us to encounter the ‘other’ and to allow its different tastes to flavor our own more limited existence.” To engage in each others’ lives beyond just living next door.—Mindy Thompson Fullilove, psychiatrist as quoted in Oprah magazine article, April 2006 page 278.