Welcome to the
District Unity Council

It is our hope to facilitate brave conversations related to various social justice issues to foster education and inclusivity in our Dover community. 

The Unity Council meets on the first Thursday of each month from 6:00-8:00pm. For more information on how to become involved please contact Nicole Assi, District Social Worker at nassi@doversd.org

Break the cycle; equity for all! 

Our mission is to contribute to the dismantling of oppressive systems that have existed in our culture for generations. It is our responsibility to ensure our entire community feels safe, valued, and respected.  We have no tolerance for hate or discrimination. Each person should feel accepted regardless of skin color, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, economic status, sexual orientation, or any other component of identity.

The Dover Area School District has a history of celebrating that we are Dover PROUD. This means that we Persevere in the face of adversity, demonstrate Respect in all interactions, take Ownership for ourselves, value Unity as an inclusive community, and are Dedicated to making ourselves and our community the best it can be. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once stated, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” We are better when we stand together, and together we will rise. 

Resources

Community

External LinkDASD Counseling Resources Site
External LinkYWCA-Racial and Social Justice
External LinkLGBT Center of South Central PA
External LinkPFLAG York
External LinkUnited Way of York

Trainings, Forums, and Recordings

External LinkUniversity of Pittsburgh Diversity Forum 2020
External LinkWITF: Racial Inequality in Education
External LinkWITF: A Conversation on Systemic Racism
External LinkWITF: Racial Trauma
External LinkACLU: The Truth about Confederacy in the United States

Relevant Publications

External LinkDiverse Books Featuring Leaders of Color
External LinkThe 1619 Project by New York Times
External LinkTeaching Tolerance
External Link158 Resources for Understanding Systemic Racism in America by Smithsonian Magazine
External LinkFraming Brave Conversations about Race and Ethnicity
External LinkBook: White Fragility- Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
External LinkBook: Stamped from the Beginning