Diversity is the presence of differences that may include race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, language, (dis)ability, age, religious commitment, or political perspective. Populations that have been and remain underrepresented among practitioners in the field and marginalized in the broader society.
Equity is promoting justice, impartiality, and fairness within the procedures, processes, and distribution of resources by institutions or systems. Tackling equity issues requires an understanding of the root causes of outcome disparities within our society.
Inclusion is an outcome to ensure those that are diverse actually feel and/or are welcome. Inclusion outcomes are met when you, your institution, and your program are truly inviting to all. To the degree to which diverse individuals are able to participate fully in the decision-making processes and development opportunities within an organization or group.
Learn more about DEI by following this link: https://dei.extension.org/
At Kinexion and Affiliates, we embrace diverse voices and value the seen and unseen qualities that make each person unique. We are committed to the advocacy for people with disabilities through the creation of a community based upon full inclusion and equity. Our commitment to DEI learning facilitates opportunities and growth for our employees so that the people we support may thrive.