Value Statement on Inclusion.  Social justice is inextricably tied to SGA’s values and mission. Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) are disproportionately impacted by many of the issues that we address. We are committed to acknowledging and dismantling our systems that allow racism and other systems of oppression to persist and to working together to increase sustainability and resilience of all of our communities. The Sea Grant network is committed to expanding ongoing efforts to integrate education and awareness regarding social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) into our meetings and our strategic planning, student opportunities, recruitment, and community engagement. We know these steps are not enough. And so, we commit to doing more. We commit to continue making JEDI-focused work central to our organization, to continue communicating about this work and its importance, and seek feedback on what we could do better.

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