Diversity and Inclusion at the Space
Statement of Inclusion and Support, 06/03
The Columbus Space is about acceptance, respect and trust. It is about listening openly, speaking candidly, and exploring without boundaries. The Columbus Space is also about equality, inclusion, understanding, and compassion. The Columbus Space DOES NOT include, condone, or tolerate racism, discrimination, hate or violence. We are more determined than ever to ensure the physical safety of our community members.
The directors have thought a lot about these ideas as we bear witness to the events that have transpired over the last weeks – from peaceful protests and deeply felt pain to outrage and riots. And in the spirit of transparency, we have struggled with what to say and how to say it. We have experienced a range of emotions. We have been saddened, horrified and angered by racial injustice and the possibility of any one of our community members being in danger.
We support those peacefully working for change, and we support Black Lives Matter in the ongoing effort to end systemic violence and racism. Only through the local, regional, and global acceptance and integration of diversity and inclusion, can we all truly rise from the clutches of violence and discrimination.
This is a difficult and painful time. It is a time for reflection, for discussion and – most importantly – for action. We will be doing the critical work of looking at our policies and making changes where we can do better. We will begin by engaging the help of our community to create a Diversity Council to develop clear objectives for The Columbus Space and our greater community. If you have an interest in being a part of this council, please contact Sheba at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We must never allow anything to force us apart. We are stronger together.
The Space Directors
Barak, Sheba, Dan, & dawn
The Columbus Space seeks to be a welcoming venue for all people. Below you’ll find some comments around our views and policies about diversity and inclusion.
Statement on Diversity and Inclusion for the Columbus Space
The Columbus Space is committed to being a safe and welcoming place for all, regardless of gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, religion, ability, nationality, sexual orientation, marital status, or relationship style. The Columbus Space staff and volunteers are comprised of a wide and intersecting array of identities.
Code of Conduct for the Columbus Space
People attending The Columbus Space are expected to be respectful to one another. Discrimination based on any of the above identities will not be tolerated.
Diversity of Speakers and Topics
The Columbus Space will continue to actively seek out marginalized voices to lift up when presenting classes and workshops. Groups composed of and catering to a wide variety of identities host events at The Space.
ADA accessibility of the venue
The Columbus Space is ADA accessible. Service animals accompanying handlers with disabilities are welcome at The Columbus Space. Please contact us if you have specific questions.
Gender Neutral Bathrooms
The Columbus Space has two gender-neutral bathrooms, in addition to one bathroom for men and one bathroom for women.
Got a question or a comment? Feel free to contact us at diversity @ columbusspace com