Committee Objective and Vision
The objective of the DEI Committee is to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive Association. In September of 2018, the Board approved the DEI Committee’s vision statement:
ALGA recognizes and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as inherent parts of its culture that contribute to its organizational strength.
At the September 2018 Board meeting, the Board approved the following definitions:
Diversity: The condition that represents ALGA through different elements, which include, but are not limited to type of organization, region and shop size, age, experience, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability.
Equity: A proactive approach to improve outcomes for all, free from historical bias or favoritism that recognizes structural differences and burdens.
Inclusion: Embracing diversity and welcoming all through extended access and opportunities.
DEI Committee Responsibilities and Accomplishments
The DEI Committee’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Since DEI Committee inception in April 2018 we have made significant progress towards our vision. Significant accomplishments include:
Are you committed to promoting diversity, equity, and
inclusion (DEI)? Do you want to build ALGA’s organizational capacity and share
your knowledge of DEI? If so, we encourage you to fill out an application to
join ALGA’s DEI Committee. We are looking for members passionate and
knowledgeable about DEI issues to help us realize our vision, “ALGA recognizes
and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion as inherent parts of its culture
that contribute to its organizational strength.” As a member you will join monthly
meetings and support at least one other ALGA committee in developing an equity
lens while participating in other activities as needed. To apply, please complete this application. If you have questions, please contact DEI Committee Chair Virginia Garcia.