The most direct, effective, and sustainable means

Of creating diversity, equity, and inclusion in any community or institution

Is to treat everyone with the same fundamental level of respect, dignity, compassion, and curiosity.

How this occurs is through navigating a consent process that is direct, dynamic, affirmative, active, and mutual.

Anything less is the expression or creation of cultural scar tissue.

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“Sometimes, like Thanksgiving, I miss the people that have inhabited my past like nothing else in the world.

But the past is a country that we will never visit again. Get letters occasionally, yes!….scrapbooks, photographs, and tall tales.

To the future, we are foreigners that do not yet speak the…

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