Theater for Young Professionals (TYP) stands with others for equity and justice and in denouncing racism, intolerance, and exclusion. Yet taking a stand is not enough. TYP, along with many other charitable nonprofits, have been on a path of exploration to identify how to build the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all of its operations, as well as model those values as we advance our mission.
TYP believes that embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion as organizational values is a way to intentionally make space for positive outcomes to flourish, whether in direct services or in the nonprofit capacity building and/or public policy spheres. Therefore, to support a creative life for all, TYP commits to championing policies and practices of cultural equity that empowers a just, inclusive and equitable culture.
DEFINITION OF CULTURAL EQUITY
Cultural equity embodies the values, policies, and practices that ensure that all people—including but not limited to those who have been historically underrepresented based on race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, family configuration, or religion—are represented in the development of arts policy; the support of artists; the nurturing of accessible and thriving venues for expression; and the fair distribution of programmatic, financial, and informational resources.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS & AFFIRMATIONS
MODELING THROUGH ACTION
To provide informed, authentic leadership for cultural equity, TYP strives to…