Like you, the leadership of AICP has watched intently as our nation and the world have engaged in deep introspection and discussion related to racial division and inequality across our society. As an organization, we are committed to fostering diversity within our membership and our leadership to include race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio economics, and culture. We further are committed to examining all of our programs and services, communications, and related processes not just to remove any real or subconscious bias that might be present, but also to be deliberate in incorporating relevant perspectives on diversity from the outset.
We are committed to doing what we can as an organization to cast a bright light on diversity and discrimination within our industry and to encourage our members, their employers, and our business partners to join us in this sustained effort.
Finally, we recognize that any attempt to effect meaningful change must be accompanied with a genuine willingness to accept feedback and differing perspectives. We therefore encourage you to bring us all of your ideas for ways that we can do better at incorporating and portraying the full spectrum of diversity that can and should be represented within AICP.