ALTA values inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility as core strengths and essential elements in the success of its mission. We are committed to ensuring equity and access across the broad range of our activities and initiatives, maintaining a culture in which all members, staff, and conference attendees feel welcome, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, language, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, ability status, socioeconomic status, immigration status, and other forms of difference, and valuing myriad and differing intellectual and artistic contributions, political and ideological views, and lived experiences for their capacity to enrich ALTA’s work and contribute to its success as a membership organization.
We believe that tangible organizational and personal benefits result from applying a critical lens to ourselves and our environment, individually and collectively examining our biases, assumptions, and worldviews, and challenging and mitigating structural inequities. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is grounded in our aspiration to affirm the identities of our members, build community, and cultivate leadership that effectively contributes to a fundamentally diverse and globally interconnected world.
ALTA does not issue statements on geopolitical events that are not primarily a matter of literary translation.