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Corwin's Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Corwin is dedicated to disrupting systemic inequities in our education system, the publishing industry, and society at large. 

Through our multifaceted approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), we aim to:

  • Challenge policies and practices that harm historically underserved students and their families.
  • Repair our own house by centering the voices of authors who have been underrepresented by the publishing industry, including authors of color, those who identify as LGBTQIA+, and others.
  • Support K-12 professionals in creating inclusive classroom and school cultures in which our students’ identities are affirmed and valued.
  • Ensure students have access to the truth about their own and others’ histories, to learn from materials that reflect their cultures and lived experiences, and to feel a sense of safety and belonging in school. 

We believe that the work of our nation’s educators is often undervalued and that educators have both the desire and capacity to grow in their own commitment to DEI. Similarly, as a learning organization, we strive to continually apply an equity lens to our practices and honor the principles of justice, inclusivity, and cultural humility in all that we do. Our children are counting on us. 

 

Explore the ways we bring our commitment to equity to life and offer guidance to education professionals:

 

Books

Change comes through action and evidence — and we bring both to the fore through our equity-focused professional learning services. Our expert authors and consultants work hand in hand with schools and districts to shine a light on barriers to success, understand the structures that perpetuate disparities, and systematically dismantle them, ensuring that equity is not just a buzzword, but a tangible reality in classrooms. 

 

Blog Articles

Webinars

 

Podcast Episodes

Sage Journal Articles

Organizational Practices

All of us at Corwin are needed to make the vision of an equitable world come true. We aim to foster a diverse work environment in which all contributors’ authentic voices are valued and respected. We aim to amplify the voices of employees, vendors, and authors of all genders, orientations, races, ethnicities, and abilities. We acknowledge structural discrimination and we are committed to challenging existing power structures within publishing and education. We intend to ensure historically marginalized groups have a seat at the table. We know we have more work to do, and we’re working toward our goals every day.

Our DEI strategies are extensive and expansive, and include:

Employee support and community-building:

  • Employee Resource Groups currently centered on:
    • Disability, Accessibility, and Wellness in the UK / Accessibility and Wellness in the US
    • Gender Equity 
    • Green Groups (US, UK and India)
    • Jewish Network and Allies
    • LGBTQIA+ 
    • Menopause Network
    • Mothers and Caretakers 
    • People Of Color (POC) in the US / Global Majority (BAME) in the UK 
    • Women in Technology 
  • Floating holidays for cultural significance; paid holidays for Juneteenth and Indigenous People’s Day Cultural celebrations days
  • Mental health resources especially for BIPOC and LGTBQIA+ colleagues
  • Donations and donation-matching for diverse and equitable organizations

Personal and professional development opportunities to raise critical consciousness provided through:

  • Anti-bias and anti-harassment/discrimination training, including training on microaggressions
  • DEI working groups
  • Global mentorship program
  • Global Cultural Collaborative reading groups and DEI discussion groups
  • Online seminars and webinars to promote allyship for marginalized groups
  • Formal hiring, interview, and retention policies:
    • Expanded bias-sensitive job descriptions
    • Remote work allowance
    • Panel interviews
    • Regular pay-equity review

Author Support

  • Early support with language choices in author orientation and DEI content guidelines
  • Commitment within editorial development to ensure representation in images, examples, and assessments
  • Training around accessibility requirements for online content

Other Resources