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Glossary

EDI

The acronym for “Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion,” sometimes rearranged to be “DEI” (25)

Equality

A state of affairs in which all people within a specific society or isolated group have the same status in certain respects, including civil rights, freedom of speech, property rights and equal access to certain social goods and services (46)

Enclave

A portion of territory within or surrounded by a larger territory whose inhabitants are culturally or ethnically distinct

Ensemble Role

The actor fills a non-speaking role and is often asked to sing and dance in support of larger ensemble numbers (11)

EnVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

The cultural norms and values, rules, regulations, behaviors, policies, and decisions to support sustainability, where all people can hold with confidence that their community and natural environment is safe and productive. Environmental Justice centers in policy and action the "disproportionate environmental inequities" specifically faced by Black, Indigenous, and communities of color to ensure that ALL people "have equitable access to, and the enjoyment of, healthy environments and environmental rights." (95)

EnVIRONMENTAL RACISM

Institutional rules, regulations, policies or government and/or corporate decisions that deliberately target certain communities or locally undesirable land uses and lax enforcement of zoning and environmental laws, results in communities being disproportionately exposed to toxic and hazardous waste based upon race. (96)

EnVIRONMENTALISM

An ideology that evokes the necessity and responsibility of humans to respect, protect, and preserve the natural world. (97)

Equity

The quality of being fair and impartial. Also defined as resources and the need to provide additional or alternative resources so that all groups can reach comparable, favorable outcomes (43)

Ethnicity

Recognizes differences between people mostly on the basis of language and shared culture

Eurocentricity

The inclination to consider European culture as normative. While the term does not imply an attitude of superiority (since all cultural groups have the initial right to understand their own culture as normative), most use the term with a clear awareness of the historic oppressiveness of Eurocentric tendencies in U.S and European society (46)

Explicit Bias

The attitudes and beliefs we have about a person or group on a conscious level. Much of the time, these biases and their expression arise as the direct result of a perceived threat. When people feel threatened, they are more likely to draw group boundaries to distinguish themselves from others. (16)

Citations

11. Acting Tips: Defining acting roles on your résumé

16. Explicit Bis | Perceptions Institute

25. EDI Resources - Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

43. Reclaiming Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Racial Justice

46. Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Glossary of Terms

95. A GREEN AMENDMENT Making Environmental Justice A Real Obligation of Government

96. Environmental Justice & Environmental Racism – Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice

97. Environmental Awareness | Educate Yourself and Those Around You | Pachamama Alliance

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The JJI Glossary defines terms that are necessary in discussing equity in the arts. This glossary is the result of countless hours of thoughtful research and innovation by our team.