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What Is Diversity

The concept of diversity means understanding that each individual is unique.
It is about accepting and respecting the differences found in others within a safe, positive, and nurturing environment. We are fortunate to live in a community as richly diverse as Alexandria. Recognizing and embracing our diversity, appreciating the ways in which we are all unique, and creating opportunities and a level playing field for all citizens are critical to ensuring our social and economic sustainability. Our diversity is an asset. Alexandria's Diversity in Action program was created to assist small, emerging, minority-owned, and women - owned businesses by providing them with the resources and the network they need to become competitive and successful. It is the first-ever program of its kind in Alexandria, and we're just getting started. We hope you will take the time to explore this website, learn about Diversity in Action, and move beyond simple tolerance to embracing the rich dimensions of diversity.