Call for Members: Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion

The MARAC Steering Committee, upon the recommendation of the MARAC Chair, has formed a Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion. The charge of the Task Force is below. Members interested in serving on the task force should contact Lindsey Loeper at lindseyloeper@umbc.edu. Previous service on diversity initiatives is not a requirement for membership on this task force.

Charge: The MARAC Steering Committee seeks to encourage, enhance, and facilitate communication, education and relations among persons of various races, physical conditions, religions, national origins, citizenship, genders, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, and sexual orientation. To accomplish this goal, the Diversity Task Force has the following charge:

– Review and/or survey the efforts of other related professional organizations efforts to increase diversity
– Survey MARAC members to identify the critical issues pertaining to diversity facing the organization
– Define “diversity” as it applies to the profession, to MARAC and to our members
– Draft a position statement on diversity for the Steering Committee to consider and adopt as MARAC policy
– Recommend specific goals, objectives, and programs for increasing diversity in MARAC and in the profession as a whole

The Task Force on Diversity reports to the Steering Committee and will work closely with the MARAC Chair. The Task Force is responsible for submitting items for action, discussion and feedback as necessary from the Steering Committee. The Task Force Chair is responsible for submitting a final report to the Steering Committee in an appropriate time period.

Task Force members
Lindsey Loeper, Task Force Chair, MARAC At-Large Member
Ken Cleary, MARAC At-Large Member
Christine George, MARAC At-Large Member​

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