The Nature of Cities
The Nature of Cities-Europe
Gender and Equality Plan
Adopted by the Board of Directors on 1 June 2015; amended and reconfirmed on 23 June 2022
The Nature of Cities and The Nature of Cities-Europe do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, indigenous identity, religion (creed), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not necessarily limited to, all employment matters, the conditions of employment, selection of volunteers and vendors, provision of services, and the selection of writers and speakers in our programs. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. Indeed, we crave and celebrate the various perspectives that diverse workplaces can foster.
TNOC staff and partners are encouraged to discuss and raise questions about these matters at any time, without any fear. TNOC as an organization commits to making discussion of these issues a constant item in the meeting agendas of the Board of Directors.
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APPENDIX: We monitor our performance with respect to this policy on an on-going basis. For example, of TNOC’s 25 paid (part time and full time) staff in 2022: 17 are women and 9 are persons of color (while we recognize that “person of color” is an imperfect term), from 6 continents. In 2022, TNOC’s Executive Director is a white male and the Associate Director is a female person of color. Of TNOC’s “core staff” of seven, five are female and two are persons of color. Of our 2022 cohort of 12 Resident Artists (a project with the U.S.D.A. Forest Service), four are female, two are non-binary (or “two spirited”), two are indigenous, one is disabled, and six are persons of color.