When preparing communications, consider the backgrounds of the recipients of your message. This pause for thought might include recognizing your own privilege to craft wording or create activities that are inclusive. 

Example: When facilitating a report-out after a group activity, framing participant questions as opportunities to learn rather than pointing out gaps in understanding will likely result in a more supportive atmosphere where other participants feel encouraged to ask further questions. 

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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