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Draft resolution to create a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

  • 13 Oct 2021 2:00 PM
    Message # 11457498
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The following draft Resolution to create a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee will be voted on during the SFC Business Meeting on 18 November 2021. Please provide comments/edits in this Topic format. If you do not wish to have your comments/edits presented in a public forum, you can send comments to me via email at brk@tnaqua.org.

    RESOLUTION to create a regular standing committee of the Southeastern Fishes Council (SFC) titled the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee presented to the membership at the 2021 business meeting.

    WHEREAS the objectives of the SFC are to disseminate information on and promote the diversity and conservation of fishes in the Southeastern United States, and

    WHEREAS the SFC membership is comprised of people who reflect diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, ability status, and many other forms of diversity, and

    WHEREAS the membership of SFC does not currently reflect the full human diversity of the southeastern United States, and

    WHEREAS SFC recognizes that people from underrepresented backgrounds may have been systematically devalued, treated unfairly, and threatened in the United States, or simply discouraged from pursuing careers in the biological and environmental sciences, and

    WHEREAS SFC strives to give honor justly by welcoming diverse ideas, equitable recognition of accomplishments, and inclusivity of each of its members, and

    WHEREAS diversity in natural ecosystems promotes strength and resilience across communities, and the mission and work of SFC will similarly benefit from greater inclusion of scientists from underrepresented backgrounds,

    THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that SFC hereby strengthens its commitment to inclusion and equity in all of its programs, membership, and activities by creating the regular standing committee titled the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.


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