CSU Theatre Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Task Force
An Introduction by Task Force Chair Beth Reeves
We See You. We Hear You. We Stand with You.
We See You. We are a committee that recognizes the importance of developing precise policies and practices to amplify equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging in Columbus State University's Department of Theatre. We are advocates who support all students feeling safe, seen and validated within an educational setting.
We Hear You. We firmly believe in celebrating diversity; it is the basic human right to justice that leads to equal opportunity for all. By doing so, we find it crucial that the learning environment should reflect the increasingly multicultural society in which we live, learn and perform through proper representation and policies. We encourage students to use their voices to promote equality.
We Stand with You. We are currently in the process of developing and executing a plan of action. Our goal is to create a supportive environment that will be responsive to ever-changing and evolving needs around equity on our campus, in our community, and in our industry. We will strategize how to create a safe space for the student today in order to produce a community that exemplifies and celebrates equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging.
Description of Belonging: A Conversation about Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion infographic above
An org that engages full potential of the individual, where innovation thrives, and views, beliefs, and values are integrated.
Thoughts, ideas and perspectives of all individuals matter
Inclusion + Diversity
The dominant group or ideology is deferred to for decision making, opportunities and promotions
Multiple identities represented in an organization
Diversity + Equity
Culture assimilation results in disengagement and low retention
Constantly and consistently recognizing and redistributing power
Equity + Inclusion
Over saturation of similarity, homogeneous culture, and simplified points of view