CREC: Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | Hartford, Connecticut
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Welcome! The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion office provides strategic leadership to DEI initiatives and prioritizes DEI goals CREC-wide and to all external stakeholders.

We strive for transparency and create a culture where DEI is threaded into our day to day practices and interactions with staff, students, and community members. Leveraging our Equity Steering Committee, Employee Network Groups, Education Specialists Team, and Equity Team Leaders, we put into action our commitments.

We look forward to learning and growing both internally and externally on the journey toward racial equity and social justice. This journey comes with its challenges, but our commitment and resilience should prove meaningful and rewarding.

Elsie González (My Bio)
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Elsie González (My Bio)
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Land Acknowledgment

We would like to begin by acknowledging that the land on which we gather is the ancestral territory of the Tunxis, Sicoag, Pocumtuc, Wangunk, Poquonook, Podunk, Quinnipiac, Massacoe and Hammonasset Peoples who have stewarded this land throughout the generations. We also acknowledge the five state & federally recognized tribal nations that exist in Connecticut today: the Mashantucket Pequot, Mohegan, Golden Hill Paugussett, Eastern Pequot, and Schaghticoke people. We support their sovereignty as tribal nations now and into the future.

Statement created in partnership with the Akomawt Educational Initiative

DEI Statement

CREC is an intentionally diverse social justice organization whose members work to acknowledge, respect, and empathize with people of all different identifiers, such as race, socioeconomic status, gender identity, and expression, education, age, ability, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, language, nationality, and religion. We commit to affirm and honor the lived experiences of others, to willingly challenge inherited beliefs and ideologies, and consequently learn, grow and serve.

DEI Vision

We envision an anti-racist, social justice organization that leads the capitol region by empowering and educating students, families, employees, and the community to challenge systems of oppression and actively work to demand equitable outcomes for all.

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