Full commitment written by Brittany J. Harris, VP of Learning & Innovation at The Winters Group:
I commit to be intentional inliving inclusively.
I commit to spending more time getting to know myself and understanding my culture. It is in understanding myself, that I am better positioned to understand others. I will acknowledge thatI don’t know what I don’t know, but I will not use what is unconscious as an excuse.
I will be intentional in exposing myself to difference. If I don’t know, I will ask. If I am asked,I will assume positive intent. Most importantly, I will accept my responsibility in increasing my own knowledge and understanding.
I commit tospeaking up and speaking out, even when I am not directly impacted, for there is no such thing as neutrality in the quest for equity, justice, and inclusion.
I will strive to accept, and not just tolerate; respect, even if I don’t agree; and be curious, not judgmental. I commit to pausing and listening. I will beempathetic to the experiences and perspectives of my “others”. I will use my privilege positively, and get comfortable with my own discomfort.
I commit to knowing, getting, and doing better than I did yesterday—keeping in mindmy commitment to live inclusively is a journey, not a destination.