accessibility and equity
Self identified participants:
- 1 Asian
- 1 POC
- 3 white
- 36 undisclosed
Do you feel that Indigeo Volo is welcoming in terms of racial equity?
- 16 yes (39%)
- 5 no (12%)
- 20 unsure (49%)
Is there anything that you can personally think of that INDIGEO VOLO can do to provide a more diverse and welcoming space?
- 15 yes (37%)
- 26 no (63%)
Were you aware that INDIGEO VOLO has been working with a Member of the community who is a critical race scholar, in order to provide a safer and more welcoming society for marginalized and historically racialized community Members?
- 17 yes (41%)
- 24 no (59%)
Were you aware that INDIGEO VOLO has been making changes and improvements with regards to equity and accessibility?
- 32 yes (78%)
- 9 no (22%)
Is there anything that you can personally think of that INDIGEO VOLO can do to provide a more diverse and welcoming space? (NOTE: the answers below are paraphrased)
- More nuanced approach to vaccine requirements for immunocompromised people
- More racial diversity on the Board (x3 survey respondents)
- Acknowledgement that INDIGEO VOLO has a historical reputation of having been not just neutral on issues of race, but actively racist
- Invite educators of various backgrounds to teach
- Efforts to make the community more welcoming to gay men – currently too cisheteronormative
- Provide updates on DEI work and keep open for comments
- Provide more opportunities to comment privately/anonymously (like this survey)
- Online meetings – more accessible to those with limited time/mobility to participate
- Invite more racialized people into the discussion instead of making decisions without their participation
- Avoid white voices dominating conversations about race, trying to speak on behalf of racialized people
- Keep spaces safe where voices can be heard without fear of invalidation, be more aware when someone tries to erase the experience or voice of another
- More accessible language in communications
- More accessible fonts and colours on posters