Community Engagement Agreement

The Women’s Collections Section of the Society of American Archivists prioritizes collaboration and engagement that is supportive and inclusive. In order to create a supportive and inclusive community that makes space for under-represented and historically marginalized voices, we ask that Section members:

  • Respect each other's privacy   
  • Respect how people self-identify and the language that people choose to describe individual experiences, emotions, and circumstances;   
  • Use gender-neutral language when addressing the group as a whole and respect pronouns; 
  • Advocate to eradicate harmful stereotypes;
  • Listen actively;
  • Support learning;
  • Be open to giving and receiving feedback in a respectful manner;
  • Strive for self-awareness; and
  • Make our digital and physical spaces and resources maximally accessible.

Approved June 2020.