GBU can only realize its mission and goals effectively by achieving greater diversity - whether of race, gender, sexual orientation, or ability - among the stakeholders who inform and engage with our work. GBU crosses different professional disciplines working to design, build, and maintain spaces for all, many of which have a history of being homogenous and exclusionary. As a member based organization, working closely with professionals, organizations, and institutions, we are committed to being a resource within this community and continue our own work towards anti-racism.
It is important to define what we mean by Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice in order to set goals and work towards them. We define these terms using definitions from the JEDI Collaborative.
Diversity - All the differences between us based on which we experience advantages or encounter barriers to opportunities. Diversity isn’t just about racial differences.
Equity - Allocating resources to ensure everyone has access to the same opportunities. Equity recognizes that advantages and barriers
Inclusion - Fostering a sense of belonging by centering, valuing, and amplifying the voices, perspectives and styles of those who experience more barriers based on their identities.
Justice - Dismantling barriers to resources and opportunities in society so that all individuals and communities can live a full and dignified life.
Environmental Racism & Justice
Tools and Frameworks
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