The INNclusion Council:

January 20, 2019

A diverse cross-section of INNOCEAN came together with the collective goal of creating an INNclusive workplace for everyone regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or religion. 

The mission statement needed to be thorough, thoughtful, and straight to the point.

Additional Contributor:

David Mesfin

 

Mission Statement

INNclusion – It’s not just a word, it’s our mission - our guiding principle for how we want to shape our organization. 


We strive to build an EQUITABLE and intersectional environment where difference is valued, discrimination is not tolerated, and everyone feels empowered to be their full, authentic selves. 


With ongoing support from our entire agency, we can Discover Beyond our biases and set an example to achieve a better workplace and community – for EVERYONE.

 

True to the Cause

For far too long, movements formed for the acknowledgement, betterment and ultimate equality of Black Americans have been hijacked by those who are quick to shift the narrative.


While it is inarguable that disparities remain for the various minorities in the US, studies and statistics conducted on the matter consistently show that Black Americans are disproportionately targeted, disenfranchised, and discriminated against both individually and systemically. There are a multitude of reasons for this, but their roots lie in the fact that Black Americans are the only group of people that were forcibly brought to the US simply to be bought and sold as a commodity.


Mass protests and civil unrest have torn open America’s eyes and forced them to take a hard look at the injustices specific to the Black community. Sadly, Black Americans have been fighting for change since the beginning of their time in America and have yet to fully realize it.


Because of this, we need to be acutely aware of why this council was first convened. We cannot lose sight of the changes that need to be made, nor the deaths, riots, or protests that made Innocean pause, and look inward. We are here because we understand that it is our turn to do our part to push forward the agenda of equality for Blacks in America and be true to the cause.

 

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