Equity Tools for Practitioners
Resources for faculty, classified professionals, and administrators. These resources will help you start your journey to becoming an equity champion at AVC.
What is DEIAA?
All the ways that people are different at both the individual and groups levels, including social differences such as race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, legal, and mental/physical ability. Diversity requires examining the group makeup to ensure multiple perspectives, especially those underserved and marginalized people are represented. It ensures that everyone feels valued, respected, and celebrated.
The achievement of structural success, well-being and empowerment of students and employees. Equity accounts for systemic inequalities, meaning resources are distributed to those who are most in need in order to achieve parity and access to opportunities regardless of social differences.
The intentional and ongoing effort to ensure that diverse individuals participate in the processes, activities, and decision/policy making in a way that shares power and a true sense of belonging
Providing equitable access to everyone along the continuity of human ability and experience. Accessibility goes beyond compliance to make space for each person's characteristics.
The work of actively opposing racism by changing systems, organizational structures, policies and practices, and attitudes. The practice of antiracism requires constantly identifying, challenging, and dismantling racist policies that foster equity and inclusion for the most marginalized groups.