Covid-19 Advisory

For the health and well-being of our community, the St Croix Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (SCUUF) will not be holding in-person services until further notice.  Our Sunday Services currently are held over Zoom.  Join us at:

ZOOM link:  https://fusmpls.zoom.us/j/9636944471
Meeting ID: 963 694 4471
Call in via phone: 312 626 6799

Circle Walk

What is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion?

On Sunday, June 20, 2021, equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) leader, Shona Ramchandani, founder of Chrysalis Consulting Collaborative, spoke to SCUUF about how we can become better at showing authentic appreciation for the broad diversity of the human race and our interconnectedness with all people and communities around the world.  Her presentation provided a better understanding about the worth and dignity of every person by first recognizing that we all have inherent prejudices and how we need to constantly work to address them. 

The three clever graphs below, provided by the University of Minnesota https://dei.extension.org/, illustrate in simple terms what is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Diversity for DEI

Diversity is the presence of differences that may include race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, language, (dis)ability, age, religious commitment, or political perspective.  Populations that have been-and remain- underrepresented among practitioners in the field and marginalized in the broader society.

Equity for DEI

Equity is promoting justice, impartiality and fairness within the procedures, processes, and distribution of resources by institutions or systems.  Tackling equity issues requires an understanding of the root causes of outcome disparities within our society.

Inclusion for DEI

Inclusion is an outcome to ensure those that are diverse actually feel and/or are welcomed.  Inclusion outcomes are met when you, your institution, and your program are truly inviting to all.  To the degree to which diverse individuals are able to participate fully in the decision-making processes and development opportunities within an organization or group.