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Statement of Respect

The Emerge Center community is deeply committed to equity, honesty, kindness, and respect of all who are participate in our programs. To this end, we:

  • celebrate diversity both within our community
  • are concerned for the well-being of all people
  • seek to build the self-esteem of all people
  • aspire to promote the understanding of all people.

We recognize the dignity and worth of all individuals. We believe that it is unacceptable for our spoken and written language and behavior to demean anyone’s physical characteristics, as well as anyone’s ethnic, gender, personal, racial, religious, or sexual identities. We, as individuals, must take responsibility for our words and deeds and respect all people.

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