About

ASBH Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Framework

 

Vision

To welcome, encourage, and support people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, beliefs, abilities, and identities who are engaged in bioethics and humanities

Case for Change

The insights people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, beliefs, abilities, and identities bring can advance our organizational mission. This diversity enriches the work of all members, participants, and constituents ASBH serves.

Srategic Areas of Focus

  1. Breadth of Diversity: Adopt a broad definition of diversity.
  2. Genuine Engagement: Support a sense of belonging for ASBH members, stakeholders, and conference attendees.
  3. Culture of Belonging for All: Welcome diverse viewpoints and provide an environment for respectful debate and learning.
  4. Program Integration: Foster attention to these areas of focus in ASBH programs.

Goals

  1. Welcome and support people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, beliefs, abilities, and identities
  2. Encourage genuine curiosity, openness, and engagement
  3. Support a sense of belonging for ASBH members, stakeholders, and conference attendees
  4. Welcome diverse viewpoints and provide an environment for respectful exchange of ideas, debate, and learning
  5. Ensure that DEI areas of focus are considered during the processes of appointing volunteers, defining their work, and implementing programs

Productive Engagement

ASBH supports an environment of productive engagement, where the free expression of diverse points of view occurs in an atmosphere of scholarly exchange and mutual respect. Conference attendees, participants, and vendors are expected to observe commonsense norms for public behavior, personal interaction, and common courtesy. Abusive, harassing, or threatening behavior is not acceptable.