The Durango Chamber’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It fosters an appreciation of the uniqueness of each individual and recognition of the many ways we are diverse. These may include, but are not limited to, differences in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, and personality/thinking styles. It is the exploration of these differences in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment. It is also about understanding each other and moving beyond simple tolerance to celebrating the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual.