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.
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.
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.
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.