Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, Inclusion
The US chapter of the International Museum Theatre Alliance (IMTAL) is committed to creating an environment where all are welcomed and valued. We believe that theatre is an art form that serves to bring us together rather than tear us apart. We believe that this can only happen when we cultivate and preserve a culture of inclusion and connectedness. Because of this belief, we are fiercely devoted to our Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) efforts.
We recognize and value individual differences, and we acknowledge structural and systemic racism and other access barriers that prevent full and fair participation of people outside the dominant culture and power dynamics.
We acknowledge the complexities of becoming a fully inclusive and anti-racist alliance, and we accept the challenge to build an organization where fair treatment, access, and opportunity is extended to all, regardless of ethnicity, race, color, country of origin, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual or relationship orientation, family structure, religion, beliefs, political affiliations, experiences and ability differences.
It is the policy of this Alliance not to discriminate against any person because of race, religion, color, sex, age, military status or application, national origin, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, transgender status, height, weight, marital status, or any other basis protected by state, federal or otherwise applicable law.
The Alliance’s policy of nondiscrimination covers all aspects of group communication, including recruitment, selection, placement, training, compensation, promotion, and fringe benefits.
adopted by IMTAL Board of Directors 19 April, 2022