Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

The State of Colorado believes that an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace is one where all employees and community partners, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, education, disability, socio-economic status, or any other identity, feel valued and respected.

As an employer, the State is committed to nondiscriminatory practices and providing equitable opportunities for employment and advancement in all of our departments, programs, services, and worksites. 

Through policy, legislative priorities, and executive action, the State of Colorado and all agencies across the state will create a Colorado For All. This page provides tools and resources to help all people throughout all levels of state government bring an equity mindset to their systems, policies, and everyday work as public servants.

Tools & Information



Community Engagement


Developing a Commitment to Multicultural Education 

Teachers College Record Volume 102 Number 6, 2000, p. 980-1005
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10706, Date Accessed: 6/7/2012 7:12:31 PM

Facilitating Difficult Race Discussions: White paper by Derald Wing Sue, PhD






We will ride! – The Gang of 19: The origin of the disability rights movement in Denver.

Rocky Mountain ADA Center

Books about Race and Marginalized Identities

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
The Making of Asian America by Erika Lee
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo


Links We Love

National Museum of African American History: Talking About Race

I AM DENVER: Derek Okubo tours Amache: A video about Japanese Internment camps in Colorado

Intersectionality 101: A video teaching us the basics of Intersectionality

LGBT 101:  An introduction to the Queer community

Harvard Implicit Association Test: Participate in a bias assessment to better understand your own biases.

Racial Equity Alliance Tools & Resources: Tools from the Government Alliance on Race and Equity to help government agencies achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all.

Redlined, A Legacy of Housing Discrimination Documentary

Redlining and Racial Covenants: Jim Crow of the North