Our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
The founder of The Junior League, Mary Harriman, believed that we all bear the responsibility to learn about the world around us in order to be more effective in our desire to improve it. That we should really try to understand the “why” behind something, not just superficially give it lip service.
As we strive within our organization to live up to our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, we honor and celebrate the struggles, the history and the leaders of our multifaceted world.
The Junior League of Greater New Haven is part of a larger network of more than 125,000 women in over 295 Leagues in four countries. While each League is unique, we all share common mission, vision, and goals. This includes our commitment to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities.
Understanding the importance of this topic in our local community, the Junior League of Greater New Haven continues to utilize our capacity as a training organization to educate our members through topical book discussions, presentations from experts in the field, and purposefully interweaving diversity and inclusion in all we do.
In addition, our League has pledged to ensuring our recruitment practices; Done in a Day volunteer opportunities for members; and League communications, both internal and external, embody our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
AJLI's Statement on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
The Association of Junior Leagues International condemns discrimination, racism, and racial injustice in our communities and in our Junior Leagues. Black women and other women of color have been systemically denied equity and inclusion in our economy, education, civic privileges, and responsibilities in the voluntary sector, including in The Junior League. As affirmed by our member Junior Leagues, we are accelerating our efforts to take action and advance definitive, measurable policies and practices that eliminate racism in our countries, our communities, and our Junior Leagues. When we do this, we unlock tremendous power for our communities and realize our vision of women around the world as catalysts for lasting change.
To learn more about what the Junior League of Greater New Haven is doing to exemplify our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, visit https://www.jlgnh.org/Diversity-Equity-Inclusion-and-Belonging/.