Diversity Equity and Belonging (DEB) Mission Statement

The mission of the CPEB Diversity, Equity, and Belonging (DEB) Committee is to bring forward the organization’s values of inclusion and understanding, so that all of CPEB’s activities are imbued with a commitment to full inclusion regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, age, body size, physical ability, religion, national origin, socioeconomic status or any other marginalized identity. We seek our collective liberation from all forms of bias, and full inclusion in the circle of care that is at the heart of collaborative practice.

Our mission rests on the acknowledgment that marginalized people continue to be underrepresented and to experience stigma and discrimination in society at large and in professional circles. Our vision is of an organization that reflects the diversity of our communities, provides opportunities for full participation, and welcomes all professionals and clients. We commit ourselves to the personal and organizational growth that will support that vision, to asking the hard questions and challenging the status quo, and to devoting the necessary financial and human resources to this mission.