Diversity and Inclusion Definition and Statement

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) promotes a diverse and inclusive membership, one that will encourage, enhance, and facilitate communication, education and relations among persons of various races, physical conditions, religions, national origins, citizenship, gender identities or expressions, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, and sexual orientation within the archival profession, the archival repositories and cultural heritage organizations in the MARAC region, the archival collections in our care, and our research and scholarship partners.

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) seeks to be a diverse and inclusive member organization. As stated in the MARAC strategic plan, our members, research communities, and collections will all “benefit from an organization that is dedicated to diversity, affordability, and collegiality.” We will work towards this goal by:

  • promoting a respectful and open environment that welcomes members from all backgrounds, levels of expertise, and communities within the archival profession and the mid-Atlantic region;
  • providing opportunities for professional discourse and engagement through service to MARAC and participation in meetings, publications, and other programming opportunities;
  • identifying current barriers for participation and advocating for corrective action;
  • and recognizing the varied strengths, needs, and perspectives present in our membership and valuing the opportunities for dialogue and growth that these differences provide.

 

Last updated 10/15/2018