Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility
At the Murray City Cultural Arts Department, we acknowledge all individuals should have equal access to our programs and services. We recognize the Americans Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil right by law. We will unceasingly strive to comply with this law. We recognize this work is continual and never complete.
Definitions from the American Alliance of Museums
Inclusion refers to the intentional, ongoing effort to ensure that diverse individuals fully participate in all aspects of organizational work, including decision-making processes. It also refers to the ways that diverse participants are valued as respected members of an organization and/or community.
Diversity is all the ways that people are different and the same at the individual and group levels. Even when people appear the same, they are different. Organizational diversity requires examining and questioning the makeup of a group to ensure that multiple perspectives are represented.
Equity is the fair and just treatment of all members of a community. Equity requires commitment to strategic priorities, resources, respect, and civility, as well as ongoing and assessment of progress toward achieving specified goals.
Accessibility is giving equitable access to everyone along the continuum of human ability and experience. Accessibility encompasses the broader meanings of compliance and refers to how organizations make space for the characteristics that each person brings.