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DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION

In Focus

"See more clearly when you are informed"

DEI

With its roots in the civil rights movement of the 1960’s, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (or DEI) education and practices seek to help organizations discover their unconscious biases and what can be done to ensure all members feel secure in their identity. Below you will find key terms, statistics, and other useful tools to understand and talk about DEI. If you would like to know more, consider coming to an IYC event. Our next one can be found below in the section labeled Our Events. We host them virtually, on a wide range of topics, discussing policy, civics, and current events.

Key Terms You Should Know

DEI / DEI Practices (Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion):

Strategies to embrace & support diversity within an organization (e.g., ERG’s, external audits, scorecards).

Employee Resource Group (ERG)/Affinity Group:

Voluntary, employee-led category-based groups aiming to foster an inclusive and professionally supportive workplace.

Unconscious Bias:

Unfair judgment or prejudice towards one thing/person/group compared to others; often involves stereotypes of groups.

Minoritized Groups

A group of people spoken about as being in a cultural minority group regardless of whether they are statistically.

Intersectionality:

Understanding and appreciating overlapping and interconnected identities (e.g., race & gender) and the implications of these.

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Moments In History

1960s - The roots of DEI are linked to the beginning of the civil rights movement.

1990 - The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) passed.

2022 - Some states ban DEI programs in educational institutions including higher education.

1973-1977 - Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 offers protections for people with disabilities.

2015 - On June 26th, same-sex marriages were granted full, equal recognition by law.

Statistics

17% of the C-Suite are BIPOC.

84% of respondents reported experiencing microaggressions in the workplace.

6% of CEO spots are held by women.

35% likelihood of outperforming competitors when a corporation is identified as more diverse & inclusive.

1% of Fortune 500 CEOs publicly identify as LGBTQ+.

Values

Intersectionality

Open-Mindedness

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Self-Reflection

Accountability

Equity vs Equality

Notable Names

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Alok Vaid-Menon

Judy Heumann

Kimberly Crenshaw

Nika White

Isabel Wilkerson

Symbols

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Our Events

Past

Future

Further Resources

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Infographic

Share what you have learned about Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. Our Infographic has been designed to be shared easily by printing, emailing, or posting on social media. Click on the image to view or download the PDF File. (Not for commercial use.)

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Popcorn & Chat Event Video

Our film event was insightful and fun! After watching It's Kind Of A Funny Story together, we discussed the film and what we learned about suicide prevention. Feel free to share this video with others! (Not for commercial use.) 

Take Action

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Learn about, try to avoid communicating, and own up to inadvertent microaggressions.

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When you witness a problematic situation, discuss it! Either in the moment ('calling out'), or in private afterwards ('calling in').

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Commit to one DEI friendly action each week!

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Host a social awareness movie night with family, friends, or colleagues.

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Share our DEI infographic with friends, family, and anyone and everyone you think would appreciate becoming more informed!

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