Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee
In June of 2020, AMC took a public position
against racism and racist violence, and to stand in solidarity
with Black Lives Matter.
The AMC Western MA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee is deeply troubled and saddened by the all too frequent acts of violence and hate perpetrated on communities that have been and may continue to be marginalized and underrepresented in the U.S. Especially poignant and concerning is that these acts are regularly in places of recreation that are presumed to be safe by those communities.
The DEI Committee condemns all acts of brutality and oppression, and as we reflect on these reprehensible acts, we recommit ourselves to AMC's goal, "To be an inclusive, equitable, and kind community...where we are united in our activities by mutual trust, collective safety, respect for the natural world, and appreciation for our time together outdoors."
The members of the DEI Committee are committed to making outdoor recreational spaces in western Massachusetts accessible, safe and inviting to all people. We are working fervently to determine and eradicate barriers that inhibit equitable participation. We desire to bring outdoor activities to diverse populations by finding ways to meet people where they are.
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