Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Remaining Whole, Human and Hopeful

Remaining Whole, Human and Hopeful in a Time of Social Distancing: Conversations Around White Fragility and the Rules of Engagement.

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How to support your black coworkers without adding more stress during this incredibly difficult time

"Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) has a strong, ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in our work to serve an increasingly diverse New York State population. We affirm and remain committed to actively creating and sustaining a culture of belonging that embraces a diverse workforce, volunteer base and program audiences. We recognize that personal and collective action is required to move our vision of belonging from the aspirational to the everyday experience of all members of our community. In doing so, we tirelessly strive to foster an organizational climate of belonging where individuals from diverse backgrounds and life experiences can fully contribute and thrive. We firmly believe that an emphasis on belonging in CCE’s strategic planning will maximize our capacity to create and innovate as we best serve the emerging needs of communities throughout New York State." - Excerpt from the Cornell Cooperative Extension Director's Statement of Commitment to Diversity from the 2020 CCE Association Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion Plan 

Click here to see the full statement from Chris Watkins, Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension and Associate Dean of College of Agriculture & Life Sciences and College of Human Ecology.

Last updated June 17, 2021