We acknowledge the land on which we sit and occupy today as the traditional home of the Duwamish, Tulalip, Muckleshoot, and Suquamish tribal nations. Without them we would not have access to this working, teaching, and learning environment. We take the opportunity to thank the original caretakers of this land who are still here.
We also acknowledge exploited labor, racist, heterosexist, ableist, xenophobic, religious, sexist, trans-antagonistic and other oppressive violence, and the ongoing struggle for justice on this land. We reflect on the ancestors of our various peoples, nations, tribes, and families; ancestors whose struggles, pain, power, privilege, and strivings we hold in our very bodies. We recognize, with gratitude, all those whose sacrifice, struggle and labor make our daily freedoms possible, and challenge us to learn, work, and live justly.
Lifesaving research demands more than innovation and dedication. It requires curiosity, creativity, and fresh and varied perspectives. That’s why diversity is a core Fred Hutch value that is integral to our work.
To establish the Hutch as a national exemplar in academia for its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion approaches and practices.
To lead the integration of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as core values, principles, and practices to advance the Hutch’s mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases.
The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI) coordinates and facilitates diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in four core areas: research, workforce development, workplace culture and climate, and community development. Learn more about our team.
The key to our success is in partnering with employee and research teams to elevate inclusion at Fred Hutch and our recruitment for community-related studies.