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Beta Version 1.1 | January 11, 2022

This map currently is a representation of organizations in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau counties that are actively pursuing programming connected to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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Traverse Connect recommends that businesses refer to the Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks from The Centre for Global Inclusion.

These DEIB resources are categorized by the 15 categories of business operations for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and benchmarks.

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Learning how to navigate diversity, equity, and inclusion starts in the home. The conversations we have with family and friends are key to how we grow as a society and develop our ability to build dynamic and rich relationships with others. But, it is not always an easy conversation to have, or even to start.

In this 21 Day Equity Challenge, created by the United Way, participants will receive via email a daily prompt with readings to guide their growth in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This is a perfect tool to use both individually, or with family and friends over a meal.


The DEI Fund is dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau Counties. The DEI Fund will be used to support diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in the region including support for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ led organizations, DEI training and learning, and other partners, programs, and opportunities promoting equity and inclusion. We believe diversity encompasses, but is not limited to, race, ethnicity, economic circumstances, zip code, age, health and ability status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, resident or immigration status, national origin, veteran status, or religion. We know that to achieve inclusive healthy, resilient, thriving communities, all people in our region must have equitable access to the resources they need to reach their full potential.

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We are a collective of 2SLGBTQIA+ Humans & Allies looking to buil a more inclusive and welcoming Northern Michigan. 

We come from several walks of life. Near and far. Our aim with every event is to educate, celebrate and advocate. From humble beginnings to the largest Pride March in Michigan, we’ve been fortunate to find great people to take leadership roles and embrace the Up North Pride mission.


Northern Michigan E3 is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to make the Northern Michigan region an area that celebrates and welcomes diversity and equality for all residents and visitors. This celebration and culture of acceptance will enhance the overall environment and opportunities for Black, Indigenous, and all people of color (BIPOC) in Northern Michigan. In addition, this will improve the economic and cultural stability of the region for years to come. This anti-racism task force is led by BIPOC local community members who organized the June 6, 2020 Solidarity with Black Lives Matter rally at the Traverse City Open Space.

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 Based in Traverse City, Michigan, we’ve been serving people with disabilities, their families, and the Northern Lower Michigan community since 2002. Our staff provides information, assistance, and support to people of all ages with a wide variety of disabilities. We also work on a larger scale, helping governments, businesses, and other organizations make changes that improve life for everyone in the community. 

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A storytelling approach to Marketing and Project Management. Based in Diversity, Equity, Inclusions practices to foster dynamic, organic, and intuitive connections to communities.

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