Peninsula Girls Chorus Racial Equity Statement
The Peninsula Girls Chorus (“PGC”) strives to cultivate a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community where all members, employees, volunteers, performers, and audience members–whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, creed, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability–feel valued and respected. PGC is committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and to providing equal opportunity for all of its members. Our commitment to non-discrimination extends to all manner of employment, advertisement for employment, recruitment, compensation, termination, and advancement/promotion for all applicants and employees. PGC is also committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all of its staff, donors, volunteers, contractors, clients, and third-party service providers.
We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages, and ensure that all voices are valued and heard. To do so and build our membership, we support and engage outreach to multiple locations, and underrepresented and underserved communities, including the coastside. We are committed to modeling diversity and inclusion for the nonprofit arts community and to maintaining an inclusive environment with equitable treatment for all.
To provide informed, authentic leadership for cultural equity, PGC strives to:
- Embrace diversity, inclusion, and equity as connected to our mission and critical to ensure the well-being of our membership and the arts communities we serve.
- Acknowledge and dismantle any inequities within our policies, systems, programs, and services, and continually update and report organization progress.
- Explore potential underlying, unquestioned assumptions that interfere with inclusiveness.
- Advocate for and support board-level thinking about how systemic inequities impact our organization’s work, and how best to address that in a way that is consistent with our mission.
- Lead with respect and tolerance. We expect all membership to embrace this notion and to express it in commonplace interactions and through everyday practices.