Racial Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Position Statement

Adopted May 2023
To create a more welcoming community, LWVE supports efforts to increase diversity, prioritize equity, and promote inclusion in Edina community nonprofit organizations, and advocates for:
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion in leaders, staff and service recipients.
  • DEI statements and focused actions that include advancing DEI.
  • Creation of a local resource offering information and support to community
    organizations, such as demographics, model DEI statements and policies, DEI success
    stories, and opportunities for ongoing collaboration.
  • Removal of technical, financial, and other barriers to successful management of, or
    participation in, community activities by organizations or individuals who live, work or
    attend school in Edina.
  • Inclusion of Edina nonprofit DEI efforts in City of Edina and Edina Public Schools
    publications and events to encourage full participation by underrepresented
  • Dissemination of successful DEI initiatives to the community of Edina.