How we will develop programs, services, resources & products representative of & accessible to the people of CT & other Sea Grant stakeholders:

  • Visibly demonstrate our commitment to DEI by striving to make Connecticut Sea Grant research, outreach, educational programs, resources and opportunities available and accessible to everyone, regardless of race, color, religion, place of origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, disability or veteran status
  • Plan events, meetings and presentations that:
    • Avoid key cultural and religious holidays
    • Provide food options that are mindful of potential allergens and cultural, religious and personal preferences
    • Offer more programs and participate in more public events in diverse communities, especially in urban areas
  • When developing communications products:
  • Ensure compliance with ADA-requirements for accessibility
  • Seek opportunities and resources to expand the CTSG portfolio of multilingual publications
  • Represent diverse communities
    • Nominate candidates from diverse backgrounds for our advisory board to help us understand how to best expand our outreach, programs and resources
    • Actively recruit eligible candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply for CTSG employment opportunities
    • Encourage eligible underrepresented and non-traditional individuals and groups to apply for Connecticut Sea Grant research grants, fellowships and internships
  • When developing or collaborating on community-based projects, be mindful of and seek to help address relevant environmental injustices and inequities

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