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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Terms and Definitions

Not everyone speaks the same way about social issues or experiences; having a shared understanding of terms can help groups and individuals communicate better and support their collaboration. We recognize that many of these terms in this list can feel quite jargon heavy or academic—however, precision and clarity are useful when naming and dismantling deep rooted assumptions, behaviors, or practices.

This list and definitions were collated from resources provided by The Avarna Group, Castlemain, Chinook Fund, Class Action, GARE’s Racial Equity Toolkit, and TREC.

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Contact: Juliette Lee, TREC

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