CISA’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Advancing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in our society will be an ongoing process of reflection and action. CISA seeks to learn and improve as we work to support the capacity of all Carolinas communities to become more resilient to climate variability and change in conjunction with compounding stresses and inequities. We recognize that our vision can only be achieved fully by incorporating these principles throughout our program.
CISA embraces individuals of all ages, races, ethnicities, national origins, gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities, cultures, religions, citizenship statuses, marital statuses, education levels, job classifications, veteran status, income, and socioeconomic statuses. CISA is committed to increasing the diversity of our team and the communities we engage.
CISA is committed to fair and just opportunities for all persons. CISA works to challenge and respond to bias, harassment, and discrimination.
CISA pursues building inclusive programs that serve people with diverse backgrounds, needs, perspectives, and ways of knowing. CISA seeks to cultivate a sense of belonging among all team members, project partners, and communities. We seek to foster a culture where people of all backgrounds feel welcome and historically marginalized voices are heard and centered.
- advance inclusive participation by actively seeking out and prioritizing opportunities to increase meaningful engagement with underserved communities
- promote opportunities for all voices to be heard and included in decision making
- improve the accessibility and relevance of climate resilience information by seeking to understand and address the diversity of needs in the Carolinas
This statement is a living document. We would appreciate the opportunity to connect with you as we move forward.
- Advancing attendee diversity via support for travel and registration at the Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference
- Working with Beaufort County, SC, to create meaningful engagement opportunities for underrepresented communities in the design of their Comprehensive Plan
- ntegrating consideration of existing inequities into watershed planning in the Midlands region of South Carolina
- Making Spanish language translations for our climate and health communications