OUTLAWS ROLLER DERBY
JUSTICE, EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION STATEMENT
Outlaws Roller Derby (Outlaws) is a team committed to developing and supporting a robustly diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, where all members create and feel a sense of belonging. Through our collective deliberate efforts, the Outlaws team provides a basis for social justice through the empowerment of all current and potential team members.
HOW OUTLAWS ROLLER DERBY ENACTS ITS COMMITMENT
The drive toward diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and social justice is an ongoing process and requires us to identify and address both unintended/intended and visible/invisible barriers arising from bias, discrimination, racism, and organizational structures that support such attitudes and actions. To create the desired impact, Outlaws Roller Derby:
Champions its members’ individual and team diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts to advance all facets of the team environment.
Embraces and derives value from the variety of views that diverse organizations and individuals bring to achieve inclusive excellence in all that we do.
Implements initiatives that support diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of our collective endeavors as well as creates a supportive learning environment that encompasses communication of diverse perspectives, experiences, and realities.
Makes concerted efforts to conduct outreach and engage individuals representing diversity for leadership roles within the team, participation on committees, and in planned activities.
Establishes inclusive and equitable practices for all its members and draws on their varied strengths and perspectives.
HOW TEAM MEMBERS ENACT THIS COMMITMENT
As Outlaws team members engage individually in the overall development of the team and/or recruitment of new team members, the team’s core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion will be purposefully reflected in the following expectations and actions:
To include individuals and groups that reflect diverse individual values and characteristics.
Outlaws team members are encouraged to support diverse perspectives and ideas by treating others fairly. Members show respect for individual, cultural, and other identity-based differences while valuing and acknowledging unique skills and experiences.
To consciously provide and engage in strategic educational and experiential opportunities to develop diversity, equity, and inclusion competence.
Outlaws team members advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion practices as a competency in the development and implementation of all recruiting and team development opportunities.
Outlaw team members recognize, incorporate, and value diversity as opportunities to learn and gain valuable insights by working together. Members promote open dialogue and active listening to establish inclusion as a staple within the team.