We follow the principles of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism:
Equity is a commitment to fairness. We strive to create opportunities for equal access, treatment and opportunity for everyone.
Diversity is what we’re made of. We work to ensure the different voices, ages, races/ethnicities, languages, abilities, gender, sexual orientation and other experiences represent all who live in San Jose.
Inclusion is access to resources and quality experiences for the diverse needs of all people. We also aim to remove barriers to access.
Anti-Racism is the ongoing commitment to address how systems of oppression based on race have been used to unfairly impact people of color, especially those in the Black/African American community.
To learn more about SJPL’s efforts to advance Equity and Inclusion, contact Karla Alvarez, Community Programs Administrator for Equity and Inclusion Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.