We are driven by values
Diversity (n.): Defined as the condition of having many different elements, diversity is ever-evolving and requires continual attention and focus to stay present and relevant.
Equity (adj.): used to modify “Diversity”; Defined as dealing fairly and equally with all concerned, equity cannot exist without diversity and it is essential to remain diligent in remembering that equity is non-negotiable and that something is either equitable or it is not.
Inclusion (v.): Defined as the state of being included, inclusion requires that one takes an understanding of intersectionality as it relates to gender, race, orientation, and age and uses that understanding to create spaces where we move above equity and take differences and use them in a functional practice where these intersectionalities matter and are valued and represented.