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UWASLA Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Mission Statement

The UWASLA JEDI committee is a student-led organization seeking to foster a more just, equitable, diverse and inclusive environment within the UW landscape architecture department, in support of our students, faculty and staff. We are committed to dismantling harmful systemic inequities and racial injustices in the academic setting with the goal of moving towards an actively anti-racist department.

From the CBE Mission Statement:

Diversity is a range of human identities, including but not limited to age, creed, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, physical ability or attributes, political beliefs, race, religious or ethical values system, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and veteran status.

Equity is understanding how historical and structural legacies shape contemporary societal realities (e.g. citizenship, education, immigration, migration, public policy, and religion), recognizing when such legacies maintain specific power and privilege shape these realities, and restoring balance when policy and societal application does not work to the benefit of all in our communities.

Inclusion is the active engagement, involvement and empowerment of our diverse community, where the inherent worth and dignity of our full community is recognized.