Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Radiant Marketing is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. My desire is to embrace and welcome differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other
I am a cis-gendered, white vegan female. I understand that my position of relative privilege requires me to do more work to understand the nuances of oppression for various groups of people.
- I believe that a variety of voices produces results that are richer, more creative, more radiant.
- I believe in the freedom and autonomy of all persons, and that anything that denies this freedom is unjust and problematic.
- I believe we live in a society and culture that perpetuates systems of oppression, and that it is not enough to not be racist or discriminatory, but that we must be anti-racist and anti-discriminatory.
- I believe it is not enough to strive for equality, because equality doesn’t account for the setbacks caused by centuries of oppression. We need to work towards equity and justice.
- I believe that exposure and empathy are critical pieces for allowing people of privilege to understand oppression.
- I believe that I can best lead through example. I will do my best to be the change that I wish to see.
- I believe that I will mess up in fulfilling my intentions, or that even my intentions may change or be problematic. I believe that we all deserve space to receive feedback and change accordingly as we receive new information.
- Continual Education
- I have received diversity training via Diversity 101 by Desiree Adaway and Ericka Hines.
- I continue to read about social justice from the perspective of oppressed groups.
- The New Jim Crow: The Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
- Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon
- Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano
- Have a great suggestion to add to this list? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. And thanks!
- I intend to research more about Accessibility online to make sure my website and those of my clients is accessible to those with disabilities.
- Anti-Discriminatory Promotional Material
- I will do my best to ensure that all of my promotional material does not perpetuate negative stereotypes and feels welcoming to individuals with various backgrounds.
- Working with Diverse Groups of People
- I strive to make connections with individuals from backgrounds that are different from my own, not to check a box, but because I truly believe that multiple, diverse voices make for stronger outcomes.
- I will do my best to not discriminate any potential client based on any of the differences listed above.
- Educating my Clients
- I will do my best to teach clients how to be anti-discriminatory in their promotional material.
- I will educate my clients on creating their own Code of Ethics.
- I will educate my clients on how to respond to feedback around discriminatory practices.
- I will do my best to educate and recommend website accessibility measures for my clients.
- Community Outreach
- I help the Student CEO’s of Banner Center through Graphic Design services and Marketing Consulting.
If I Mess Up:
If you believe I have taken any actions or promoted any material that conflicts with these diversity policies, I WANT TO KNOW! Please give me the opportunity to do better and foster a more inclusive and robust community. I promise I will do my best to receive your feedback with empathy, to do research to better understand the perspective of the person giving feedback, and to respond with compassion.
Please send any concerns to email@example.com.