SATW’s Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion Statement
SATW is committed to a diverse, equitable, accessible and inclusive membership that mirrors the traveling public as well as worldwide citizenry. Every effort will be made to ensure all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, abilities and cultural and religious beliefs are welcomed throughout the SATW community, including membership and leadership roles. We appreciate diverse voices and seek to include full representation in all our events, activities and communications. In order to share narratives as openly and honestly as possible, it is imperative that we dedicate time, attention and effort to welcome the voices of diverse Active and Associate members of SATW.
SATW’s Black Lives Matter Statement
SATW stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and those who demand justice and equality for our Black communities, as well as structural change in the fight against racial injustice and systemic racism. We value and stand behind our Black members in SATW. We are committed to diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion, and vow to work both within and outside our organization to uphold and model these values, which are the foundation of an equitable society.
SATW’s DEAI Committee
We welcome all SATW members to join the DEAI Committee’s weekly Zoom call on Wednesdays at 3pm Eastern. This has grown into an engaged group who are supportive and proactive and enjoy doing meaningful work together to create positive change within SATW and the travel media industry. Want to get involved? Contact co-chairs Vickie Ashford or Megan Padilla.
Webinar recording: A Conversation About Racism in Travel Media
Webinar recording: The Language of Diversity
Webinar recording: MMGY Global survey results on Black Leisure Travelers
Webinar recording: How To Be a Better Ally: Fighting Racism in Travel Media
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2021 Calendar of cultural and religious holidays (curated with a view towards editorial coverage)