Designing Access

A Toolkit to

Inclusive Event Planning

Designing Access aims to promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) by providing resources and information for folks who are planning events. Creating events that are inclusive and welcoming to all improve outreach and impact.

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Diversity

Diversity is expressed in a myriad of forms, including race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, language, culture, national origin, religious commitments, age, (dis)ability status and political perspective.

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Equity

There must be equal opportunity for all persons, with no discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status. There should be a continuous active challenge and response to bias, harassment, and discrimination.

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Inclusion

Differences and different perspectives should always be welcomed, respectfully heard, and every individual should feel and have a sense of belonging and inclusion. A vibrant climate of inclusiveness should always be enforced, and embracing all differences will ensure the advancement of our collective capabilities.

Designing Access uses an amended version of the University of Michigan's statement and definition of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We also acknowledge that everyone has their own understanding of what DEI stands for, and the flexibility of how it can be interpreted. We have provided these specific definitions just so we can all have the same starting point. 

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