Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA)

San Francisco Zen Center's Long-term Vision Statement:

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA)  are embodied throughout San Francisco Zen Center's teachings, practice, organizational culture, policies, and operations as a manifestation of our vow to awaken together with all beings.

The Promoting Incusivity and Equity Committee (P.I.E.) is focusing on strategies for the next two years that will move San Francisco Zen Center toward this vision.

Current members of P.I.E. are:

    David Zimmerman, City Center Abiding Abbot;
    Furyu Schroeder, Green Gulch Farm Abiding Abbess;
    Linda Galijan, President;
    Eli Brown-Stevenson, Work Practice Director;
    Tova Green, Branching Streams Liaison and Acting Secretary;
    Joe Rodriguez, DEIA Consultant (past Board member/Chair of the Governance Committee).

The three main areas we are focusing on for the next two years are:

    Training related to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility
    Examining SFZC's culture and creating strategies to reduce barriers to inclusion
    creating infrastructure to support ongoing DEIA work.

P.I.E. has formed five working groups to set objectives and key results in the above areas.  We will update this page as our work progresses.

Please direct questions or comments to PIE@sfzc.org.

Tova Green,
Chair of P.I.E.