Different communities, cultures, and geographical areas use a variety of acronyms to indicate the space that includes Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, Justice, and Belonging, or some combination of these terms. It is both important to understand what the most commonly used acronyms are for your community, and to be intentional about whether the acronym accurately reflects your intention. See also Jargon and Use of acronyms.

Additional reading:

Citation: Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement. (2021) CSCCE Glossary: Inclusive Language in Community Building. Woodley, Pratt, Bakker, Bertipaglia, Dow, El Zein, Kuwana, Lower, Roca, and Santistevan doi: 10.5281/zenodo.5718783

Categories: Inclusive language
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