HSBA Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Hawaii State Bar Association considers diversity and inclusion critical elements of promoting equity and preventing discrimination. Diversity should reflect individuals from different identities, which include race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, ability, socioeconomic status, language, and age. Equity means ensuring that resources and opportunities within a working environment are impartially and fairly available to all. Inclusion means that all people feel seen, heard, valued, and welcomed within a working or learning environment regardless of their identities.
The HSBA promotes the ALOHA spirit and supports action for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (collectively “DEI”), and pledges to: (1) continue to make our workplaces trusting places to have conversations about diversity and inclusion; (2) implement and expand unconscious bias education; and (3) share best practices and programs around diversity and inclusion.