|DIVERSITY DEFINITION AND PHILOSOPHY|
|FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS|
|We are often asked about the Diversity Forum with questions ranging from why we are needed to how we operate. While many of these questions should be answered in other portions of the web site, we are including Questions and Answers to frequently asked questions in this area. We will continue to build this FAQ list based on the continuing questions you ask by emailing us firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
Are there other organizations already doing this in Colorado Springs?
We conducted a preliminary study and found that Colorado Springs has several organizations and hundreds of diversity-focused events a year. We would like to help coordinate and organize all that energy—so actually, there is a lot going on now. We are not talking about making big change; we simply are talking about coordinating efforts for the most part. We will only provide leadership in planning/executing diversity programs when the scale of required resources or expertise are more than any individual organization can provide or when we are trying to rally the community together as a whole behind the program.
What do you mean by “Diversity”?
Diversity speaks to all the ways in which we differ from each other—it refers to the entire host of identities that define each of us as individuals. We believe that a healthy community requires an inclusive climate built on a foundation of trust and respect for individual assets, talents, and perspectives. Doing so maximizes everyone’s contribution to a shared quality of life in Colorado Springs.
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