Inclusion and diversity

I’ve been ruminating on writing about this for some time, and found Liz Garnett putting it perfectly:

inclusiveness is something that you can directly act upon. You can make choices about your rules for membership… the kinds of jokes it is socially acceptable to make in your organisation, and you can action those decisions… Diversity is about the people who aren’t yet in the room, about the choices that other people are making to not be there with you.

Her post is relevant to many contexts beyond its immediate intended audience of musicians.  With her comment “Diversity… is a performance indicator, not a goal” in mind, I will leave you with some further reading:

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