Diversity, Inclusion, Equity Statement
The Rondout Valley Growers Association recognizes and appreciates the diverse collection of identities, experiences, perspectives, and abilities of our community and the partners with whom we collaborate, and we resolve to actively promote diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racist and anti-oppressive policies at all levels of our organization, both at work and in our private lives.
We look to principles of diversity, inclusion, equity, anti-racism and anti-oppression to inform the development of work in promoting the health of our community and small farms. We aim to both improve and promote within our own staff and the broader community, awareness of and appreciation for differences including, but not limited to, race, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, documentation status, culture, sexual orientation, religion, age, and ability.
To bring an end to practices, structures and systems that oppress, we invite and encourage all members of our community, starting first and foremost with the Rondout Valley Growers Association, to commit to actively challenging the status quo and bring about real change.