Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Diversity is the representation and acknowledgement of the multitudes of identities, experiences, and ways of moving through the world. This includes—but is not limited to—ability, age, citizenship status, criminal record and/or incarceration, educational attainment, ethnicity, gender, geographical location, language, nationality, political affiliation, religion, race, sexuality, socioeconomic status, and veteran status. Further, we recognize that each individual's experience is informed by intersections across multiple identities.
Equity seeks to ensure respect and equal opportunity for all, using all resources and tools to elevate the voices of under-represented and/or disadvantaged groups.
Inclusion is fostering an environment in which people of all identities are welcome, valued, and supported. An inclusive organization solicits, listens to, learns from, and acts on the contributions of all its stakeholders.