What is DEI?
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This term and or words has been used for a very long time -going to the civil rights movement. During that time period in the 1960's, DEI was truly value and included many of those wanted to see change and fairness among human beings-despite color, race, religion, socioeconomic status, gender, etc. However, today's society seems to not value DEI as much until the most recent actions of the protests to include George Floyd, Brianna Taylor, Daunte Wright, and Tamir Rice or the (6) Asian women who lost their lives in the shooting taken place in Atlanta just to name a few.
DEI is the stage of revival. For many to understand, DEI is now being mentioned and high requested via trainings to support agencies in hiring, educational institutions that teach all students from all backgrounds, and NPO's who are looking to diversify the services offered for better funding opportunities.
There's the others who with little knowledge consider DEI an "I gotcha". For the sake of time, we will not begin to discuss the reported statistics on the background and socioeconomic status of those challenging DEI. However, to be a part of the understanding, the talk, the discussion, and the courageous individuals standing for something and falling for nothing to be a part of that change - you can contact lead, start, or request training sessions for more guidance on becoming more diverse or DEI aware in your workplace, school, group, church, or any place where people that are different represents.
Feel free to contact our office, if you need more information and/or looking for an organization that could assist in this area.