Our Community Commitment | Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass
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Our Community Commitment

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access and Belonging

 

Diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and belonging are core principles at Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass. We recognize the need for ongoing commitment to creating an authentic space, accessible and welcoming to all. We envision a place where all people can participate in exciting discoveries in glass without regard to their personal characteristics or identities. Our core principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, access and belonging extend to all we do as an organization. We strive to be positive stewards of the ancestral lands on which we operate.

Diversity

At Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass diversity refers to the conscious efforts to welcome people of all identities and characteristics as individuals or groups. These characteristics or identities are celebrated as the factors that adds value to our organization and make us unique. Diversity includes but is not limited to race, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, cultural backgrounds, status, and abilities.

Equity

At Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass we recognize that each member of our community has different needs, experiences, and foundations. We are committed to actively find ways to create balance and allocate the right resources, at the right time, for the right person to ensure that activities are accessible to all.

Inclusion

At Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass inclusion is the active process of providing equitable access to resources, educational opportunities and experiences for individuals or groups resulting in a high sense of wellbeing and belonging. Inclusion also involves actively inviting marginalized members of our communities to be a part of the conversations aimed at finding solutions focused on success. We are committed to centering and listening to the voices of all stakeholder groups. 

Access

At Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass we focus on ensuring that all stakeholders have equitable access to our services and facilities regardless of human abilities, backgrounds and/or experiences. We continue to learn and work to eliminate real and perceived barriers that may limit accessibility.

Belonging

At Bergstrom-Mahler Glass Museum we are consciously aware that the sense of belonging is critical to foster well-being in all spaces we operate. We work to create an environment that supports, celebrates, and accepts everyone’s authentic self and identities. We acknowledge that belonging is only possible through targeted, proactive practices that are centered around inclusivity.

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass recognizes, respects, and celebrates Indigenous Peoples as traditional stewards of this land and the enduring relationship that continues between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories. BMMOG sits on the ancestral homelands of the Ho-Chunk Nation, Menominee Nation, other First Nations of Wisconsin, and the Ojibwe.