Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
The Museum’s mission is to teach the history of the Holocaust and advance human rights to combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference. Our mission extends beyond the walls of our galleries, reaching visitors, volunteers, and staff alike. The Museum welcomes all visitors, students, and volunteers by removing barriers to their experiences at the Museum, whether financial, physical, sociological or cultural. We value our community in all its diversity and serve as a convening space for dialogues around the lessons of the Holocaust, the importance of human rights, and the challenges we face. We achieve our mission through our exhibitions and programs that provide transformational experiences to students and visitors, and by striving to ensure that our staff, Board, and volunteers reflect the culturally rich community in which we live.
To fulfill our mission, the Museum is committed to working with the communities we serve to ensure that all people can interact with the Museum regardless of the barriers that exist in our society. We seek to partner with communities to dismantle the systems that inhibit the advancement of all people. For instance, through our Museum Experience Fund, we provide scholarships to economically disadvantaged schools to ensure that all students, regardless of financial circumstances, have the opportunity to learn the history of the Holocaust, to explore human rights, and to discover strategies to become Upstanders in their own communities.
Diversity is key, not only to our mission, but also to our goal of building excellence in our staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors, allowing us to provide the best possible experience for the Museum’s visitors. We strive to recruit a diverse staff that embodies the innumerable dimensions of diversity within our communities and we seek to leverage this diversity for the betterment of the Museum and society. We are committed to recruiting Board leadership that reflects our community and recognizes its needs and rich diversity.
Through community partnerships and a broad range of outreach programs, we seek to hear from our entire community and to bring diverse perspectives into the Museum. As part of this process, the Museum provides experiences and public programs that encourage dialogue and interaction between all members of our community and region with the goal of learning and growing together. Furthermore, the Museum seeks inclusivity within its physical space, ensuring that the Museum is accessible to all regardless of ability or educational background.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Training
The Museum provides Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) training to its staff to ensure that those who fulfill our mission are fully aware and sensitive to the importance of leveraging diversity in all its forms. The Museum does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, marital status, veteran status, status as an individual with a disability, economic background or life experience.
The Museum also provides EDI training to corporations and non-profit organizations through the lens of our Museum and its impactful experiences. Please contact Tammiko Jones, Executive Assistant to the President & CEO, to discuss working with your organization. She can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone at (469) 399-5217.