About

Family Diversity Projects (FDP) is a non-profit organization (501c (3) devoted to educating people of all ages about the full range of diversity. Family Diversity Projects creates traveling photo-text exhibits, books, and curriculum to help eliminate prejudice, stereotyping, bullying, and harassment of people who are discriminated against due to sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, national origin, religion, and disabilities of all kinds.

Family Diversity Projects has created seven award-winning traveling photo-text exhibits that tour communities nationwide and internationally.  YOU CAN BRING one or more of the easy-to-display exhibitions to your community venue: school (K-12), college, house of worship, library, workplace, corporate headquarters, conference, etc.

There are two primary contributors to the work of FDP:

Peggy GillespiePeggy Gillespie is the Co-Founder/Director of Family Diversity Projects. She is a certified social worker and was the first Assistant Director of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at UMass Medical Center. A graduate of Smith College with a master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma, Ms. Gillespie has worked as a freelance journalist for the past fifteen years. She has written major feature articles for the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, Redbook, Yoga Journal, and New Woman. She is the Editor-in-Chief of all of Family Diversity Project’s exhibits and books. In addition she is the co-author of Less Stress (Signet) and the autobiography of choreographer/dancer Bill T. Jones entitled Last Night on Earth (Pantheon).

Gigi KaeserGigi Kaeser is an early childhood educator and photographer. She is Co-Founder/Director of Family Diversity Projects and the photographer for all of their projects. She has had photographs published in Teaching Tolerance Magazine, the NAMI Advocate, Rethinking Schools, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe among others.

 

 

Family Diversity Projects General Advisory Board (Partial List)

Those listed below have served in an advisory capacity on one or more FDP projects.