Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Please take a moment to read a letter to the Edenwald community from our Chief Information and Equity Officer, David Brown.
DIVERSITY : Recognizing, understanding, accepting and valuing everyone’s individual experiences and differences. All of the unique characteristics that make you, you.
EQUITY : Ensuring everyone has fair treatment, access and opportunity while removing any barriers to correct imbalances. Meeting people where they are.
INCLUSION : Everyone is welcomed, valued, respected, supported and feels like they are a part of the Edenwald community. Every voice is important and deserves to be heard.
We are committed to the transformation of our community in to a diverse, fair and inclusive space for all through measurable actions to shape our culture.
Every person needs to be seen and every voice needs to be heard.
We create environments where everyone is welcomed, valued, respected and supported.
Social justice is our moral imperative because it aims to create a fair and just society where all individuals have equal rights and opportunities. There are many reasons why social justice is important, some of which include:
- Fairness and equality: Social justice seeks to address issues of inequality, discrimination and prejudice and creates a society where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.
- Systemic issues: Many social justice issues, such as racism, sexism, ageism and classism, are deeply ingrained in society’s systems and structures. Social justice movements work to challenge and change these systems in order to create a more just and equitable society.
- Improving lives: Social justice efforts can lead to significant improvements in people’s lives, such as access to education, healthcare and housing.
- Historical and current discrimination: Social justice is important to address the historical and current discrimination that marginalized groups face and work towards a more equal future.
- Empathy and understanding: Social justice can help to promote empathy and understanding among different groups of people, fostering a sense of community and connection.
Social justice is important because it is necessary for creating a more equitable and just society, where everyone has the opportunity to live a fulfilling and dignified life.
Please contact us if you have any questions or comments. Email: DEI@edenwald.org