Statement of Intent to Create Meaningfully Inclusive Events
At PodStock, we recognize that the podcast industry is far from the diverse, equitable, and inclusive space it should be. At our events and as an organization, we strive to contribute to the dismantling of implicit bias, structural and systemic racism, and years of ingrained inequity. PodStock is an opportunity to do better. Our specific goals are to:
Demonstrate commitment to being meaningfully inclusive across all parts of our events.
Including, but not limited to, embedding this commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in communications before, during, and after the event, and publishing this public statement of our goals.
Budget for and publicize need-based financial support for attendees.
Establish scholarship programs aimed at those who otherwise would not be able to participate in the event, and ensure that all prospective attendees know of this support that is available to them.
Maintain a strong, enforceable code of conduct with a thorough response plan.
Maintain a well publicized code of conduct that reflects the needs of our community and sets up our team members with a plan of how to respond to any incidents that may arise. By registering for or speaking at our event, all participants will acknowledge and agree to follow the code of conduct.
If you have any questions related to this statement or these efforts, please contact our team at NewPodCity@gmail.com