Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
Humanities Washington Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Humanities Washington works with scholars, tradition bearers, cultural organizations, and communities to open minds and bridge divides by bringing people together around the humanities. Many of the communities and practitioners with whom we work experience oppression and practical barriers from power imbalances because of their race, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, immigration status, and other personal lived experiences or characteristics. Humanities Washington is a reflection of the society in which we live and these uses of power will exist within our organization as well.
To begin to remedy these power imbalances, Humanities Washington’s Board of Trustees and Staff will work proactively to ensure open, inclusive, and equitable engagement in every area of our organization, prioritizing authentic community collaboration and engagement with people and communities whose perspectives have not been traditionally represented in the humanities. We pledge to do this with our leadership (such as board and staff, strategic planning and resource allocation), programming (such as partners prioritized, topics explored), and operations (such as engaging BIPOC and women vendors when possible, including removing barriers to work with diverse vendors).