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Educational Overview of Diversity as a Value and Inclusion
1. The concept of Diversity as a Value and Inclusion encompasses acknowledgement of our alikeness's and acceptance respect and value for our differences. It means understanding that each individual is a unique and valued human being.
2. Diversity as a Value and Inclusion also means looking for, finding, sharing and celebrating our similarities which often are more important than our differences.
3. Diversity as a Value and Inclusion is about understanding each other as human beings and moving beyond “simple tolerance” to “"cherished value" through the embrace and celebration of each individual and their contributions to society.
Accepting and Embracing Diversity as a Value and Inclusion is "a Journey, Not a Destination"
Diversity as a Value and Inclusion is the acknowledgement that it is the contributions of people of different racial, cultural, gender, religious and ethnic groups that make up the overall fabric of a society. Diversity as a Value and Inclusion can also be described as the overall effort to include the beliefs and experiences of all members of the community.
Diversity as a Value and Inclusion as a belief and practice helps us to conceptualize a vision of a more inclusive, mutually supportive and unified society.
Diversity as a Value and Inclusion when believed and practiced enables each of us to realize that our own culture is not, and cannot be, the only standard for setting expectations for others.
The belief and practice of Diversity as a Value and Inclusion, nurtures a person's ability to identify and analyze differences and similarities and make intelligent decisions about one's attitude and behaviors and personal commitment to building a more inclusive, just and fair society for all.
The range of Diversity as a Value and Inclusion categories include, but are not limited to: age, gender, religion, spiritual beliefs, ability, sexual orientation, color, language, social and economic status, race, national origin, ethnicity, size, kinship, clan, class and cultural heritage.