Atlanta, GA - June is PRIDE month! Here at the CLD, we would like to celebrate our faculty, staff, and community, which are made up of many members of different identities and orientations. We view diversity and inclusion as a strength, which provides us with a “rainbow” of different perspectives to inform and strengthen our work.
The month of June was chosen for LGBT PRIDE Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots that occurred at the end of June 1969. As a result, many Pride events are held across the world during this month to recognise the impact LGBT people have had in the world, and the continued struggle for equal rights.
The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) team at CLD provides ongoing technical and translational support for internal and external projects ensuring a range of diverse perspectives directly influence the pursuit of funding while also providing translation of project deliverables to community partners via accessible infographics. The ED&I team has been meeting regularly and engages the larger staff on pressing topics relating to equity, diversity, and inclusion, especially in regard to ongoing racial violence in the US. They also tackle accessibility-related topics and brainstorm ways to continue to promote sense of belonging at the CLD. This leadership team consists of diverse members in terms of ability, education-level/professional role, gender expression, race/ethnicity, etc. ensuring that the CLD is a place where all belong and have the 1) opportunity to impact projects and 2) actively cultivate their leadership skills.
PRISM - Pride, Respect, Inclusion, Support, Movement, is the Alliance of Georgia State University’s Sexual and Gender Minority Faculty and Staff. It is part of GSU's larger Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts.