In the GuideStar article Navigating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conversations, the author discusses why diversity, equity and inclusion matters; and steps people and organizations can take to have productive discussions.
“If we don’t try to talk to others about their experiences and challenges, we’ll end up with policies and designs that are inconsiderate. Primarily, non-dominant groups such as women, people of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, people with disabilities, among others, are the ones who are affected by this.
To fight our biases and blind spots, we need to talk about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).”
The article goes into three tips:
- Get on the same page
- Step into your co-workers’ shoes
- Keep building on your strengths but don’t forget about your weaknesses
Texas CASA is committed to our goal of ensuring the highest quality advocacy possible for all children in the child protection system, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, expression, or disability status – that’s why we are highlighting resources to support the CASA network’s journey to becoming more inclusive, welcoming, affirming and culturally considerate. Explore more Cultural Considerations articles.