KDHX believes that to authentically live into its mission to build community through media, the organization must be diverse, inclusive, and anti-racist. Diversity at KDHX is defined as a wide range of nationalities, ethnicities, races, genders, LGBTQIA+ identities, abilities, economic statuses, ages, and much more. The board, the staff, and the volunteers of KDHX engage in regular, extensive training so that there is a shared understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion within an organizational context. Dismantling cultural biases is a priority. KDHX seeks to create a sense of belonging for a diverse set of board members, staff, volunteers, and listeners. 

KDHX's vision of diversity is reflected in our mission, purpose, and values. KDHX believes in being people-centered, transparent, and honest and that the proper management of diverse people, things, and ideas is in the best interest of the organization’s long-term health and sustainability.

The KDHX Strategic Plan for 2021-2024 includes objectives to support our priority of building anti-racist capacity. Many objectives have been completed, such as:

• Anti-bias, anti-racist training for the staff and the board 
• Create an organization-wide anti-racist charter with goals
• Update hiring protocols/processes to ensure diverse candidate pools and questions to assess cultural  competency and biases of incoming staff members and volunteers 
• Complete top-to-bottom review of all Board and organization policies and procedures to check for cultural biases and make recommendations to address and change

Year 2 and 3 objectives are ongoing:

• Develop and implement annual DEI training for all active KDHX volunteers
• Develop a clear action plan for addressing systemic racism and investing in systemic change
• Develop a plan for enhancing board, staff, and volunteer diversity

KDHX volunteers serve as on-air programmers, podcast hosts, and production and event volunteers. Currently, 65% of on-air volunteers are from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds and range in age from 16 to 75.

Through the  Board of Directors, Community Advisory Board, and working groups, including staff and volunteers, KDHX regularly reviews its policies, strategies, and vision to ensure its diversity, equity, and inclusion goals are being met. 

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