Terminology / References
By developing a common language, LAVC hopes to promote a shared understanding in which our community can engage in critical conversations and be intentional about the work being done. This list of key terms will be the basis for effective communication, develop a sense of identity, promote consistency, and help set the institutional culture.
Purpose: to intentionally raise awareness and develop a shared understanding as the college moves toward:
- Anti-racism – supporting antiracist policy through actions or expression of antiracist idea
- Diversity –promoting awareness, understanding and respect of the different ideas, backgrounds, and experiences of an array of social groups
- Equity –goal of reaching equal access and outcomes by redirecting resources to areas with the greatest need
- Inclusion – improving the terms of participation in society (and the college), particularly for people who are disadvantaged, through enhancing opportunities, access to resources, voice and respect for rights
*This list is not exhaustive and is a continuous work in progress. We welcome recommendations and contributions.