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What is Diversity?

"In North America, the word “diversity” is strongly associated with racial diversity. However, that is just one dimension of the human reality. We also differ in gender, language, manners and culture, social roles, sexual orientation, education, skills, income, and countless other domains." -Greater Good Science Center, Berkeley

What is diversity?

"...diversity is understood as a desirable and expansive concept. Diversity as used by governments or even associations to mean “minority communities” or “the historically underrepresented” or “historically oppressed” is far too narrow here. We understand diversity to mean diversity of opinion, diversity of thought, diversity of gender and of gender expression and the lack thereof. This expansive diversity is valued here because we believe that the greater the pool of experiences, values, ways of knowing, beliefs, abilities and more, that we embrace, the better our outcomes, our decisions, and our impact." AALL Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Awareness Committee Membership Survey 2021.

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