diversity, equity, and inclusion

DEI-graphic

  1. Vision,  Mission, Objective, & Concepts
  2. Redmond Welcomes You
  3. DEI Community-based Initiative Progress
  4. Community Resources
  5. Title VI & Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  6. New Residents & Immigrant Resources
  7. Community Assessment

Vision

The City of Redmond is committed to being a leader in promoting the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our community. 

Mission

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Community-based Initiative is focused on ensuring all residents can fully and effectively access City services, influence City policy and direction, and feel a sense of belonging and safety.

Objective

Establish and support strategic practices that increase our city’s ability to provide excellent services; encourages cross-cultural interactions; and strengthens our relationships with our diverse communities.

Concepts: the words we use are important, the meaning we assign to them can be powerful and impactful.

  • Diversity 

    Refers to perspectives, voices, people, lived experiences, means, abilities, and more, with particular attention to those that have been historically excluded and marginalized from decision-making, power, and control within societal institutions.
  • Equity

    Refers to the fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all people while striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented and continue to prevent the full participation of communities historically oppressed, excluded, and marginalized. Equity involves increasing justice and fairness with the decisions, policies, programs, and processes of institutions or systems and a fair, intentional distribution of resources so that communities receive what is needed, when, and how it is needed.
  • Inclusion

    Refers to the act of centering and elevating diverse perspectives, acknowledging whose voices are present, included, and welcomed at the decision-making table and who is missing. How the missing voices and perspective are outreached to, invited, and represented at the decision-making table to make sure they also influence societal institutions.

 

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