edla! equity commitment
EDAI committee charter
We at Everybody Dance LA! commit to working actively to challenge and respond to known and unknown bias, harassment, and discrimination of all kinds in our studios and offices. We practice a policy of equal opportunity for the communities we serve and those who work for us. Our goal is to create a safe space to teach, work and learn through equitable practices.
We commit to increasing diversity in our organization in its many forms including, but not limited to; race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, language, culture, national origin, religious beliefs, age, (dis)ability status, citizenship status, education, and political perspective. We strive to create a culture of openness, respect, organizational transparency, and community responsiveness both in our programming and organizational practices. We celebrate and honor the differences of all who work and learn with us. We truly believe that EVERYBODY can dance.
We strive to ensure that the communities we serve have access to high-quality dance education, organizational information, and program resources. We work to provide our employees with access to the information and support they need to achieve their full potential.
It is central to our mission as an arts education organization to ensure that each member of our community feels included and can thrive in our environment. We believe that a diverse representation of people is key to educational excellence and a healthy community. We work to provide space for marginalized voices to express themselves freely without fear of repercussions. We support equitable opportunities for growth and value the input of all students, parents, and employees.