|Type of post:||Public Latest News Item|
|Posted By:||Debi Gordon|
|Date Posted:||Sat, Jun 20 2020|
|Dear Sweet Adelines International Members,
The Sweet Adelines International Board of Directors met June 10-13 and with unanimous decisions, took action on several important issues that affect our members and how we all can better live out our organization's guiding principles. Here is a statement from the board regarding those decisions:
In accordance with our guiding principles on the Culture of Belonging and Diversity & Inclusion (D & I), Sweet Adelines International rejects any song with racist lyrics, messages or history, and we consider them unacceptable for performance in any setting.
Therefore, we commit to actions including but not limited to:
In addition to the decisions related to music with racist lyrics, the Board unanimously voted to establish the email firstname.lastname@example.org as a way for members to confidentially contact us to share their concerns within the Culture of Belonging and D & I guiding principles.
To ensure that the work of the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force continues, the Board also took action to create a body to serve as the permanent stewards of this important work. This body will be known as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council and will be created with wide representation of our membership.
As these initiatives are developed, additional details will be provided. We know that you have many questions about this, and we welcome your thoughts and ideas. Please contact us at email@example.com.
International Board of Directors
Joan Boutilier, President
Thérèse Antonini, President-Elect
Patty Cobb Baker, Immediate Past President
JD Crowe, Treasurer
Mary Rhea, Secretary