Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The EDCJCC’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The EDCJCC holds a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and repairing the cracks we see in ourselves and our society as a core value. As an organization that strives to build community, it is crucial that everyone entering through our doors feels safe, respected, and honored.

Please read on for our policy on discrimination, harassment, and racism for members of the public; our land acknowledgement; and more ways the EDCJCC is pursuing equity.

EDCJCC’s Anti-Discrimination, Anti-Harassment, and Anti-Racism Policy for Guests and Members of the Public

The EDCJCC’s Anti-Discrimination, Anti-Harassment, and Anti-Racism Policy prohibits intentional and unintentional harassment or discrimination of any individual by another person on the basis of any protected classification including, but not limited to, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, familial status, partnership status, military status, domestic violence victim status, genetic information or characteristics, or any other characteristic protected by law.

All forms of discrimination or harassment, including comments or actions of inappropriate nature based upon any of these protected categories or any category protected by law, whether made by an employee, member, vendor, contractor, donor, or guest will not be tolerated.

Any person who experiences an incident of racist, inappropriate, harassing, or discriminatory comments or behavior whether inside our building or at an EDCJCC event off-site should report the incident to the EDCJCC CEO (Jen Zwilling, jzwilling@edcjcc.org). If the complaint or concern is not given timely attention and consideration by the CEO, the president of the EDCJCC’s Board of Directors would be an appropriate additional pathway for communicating incidents that arise. All reports of this nature will be investigated promptly, thoroughly, and in an impartial manner. Confidentiality will be maintained to the extent practical and appropriate under the circumstances as well as applicable law.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation and adherence to our policies.