CONCORA cultivates a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion among our audience members, board members, staff, singers, and volunteers with the goal that all feel respected and valued.
We seek to provide opportunities in choral music to engage, educate, and collaborate with all people; · promote access and a welcoming environment; · ensure that views of all are expressed, heard and valued; · foster and maintain equal opportunities and fair treatment for all.
CONCORA believes in the following: · Diversity is the extent to which an organization has people from diverse backgrounds represented throughout. It is recognition of individual differences which may include race and ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, people with disabilities, nationality, language, religious beliefs, and socioeconomic background and other areas of identity. · Equity is the systems, policies, and practices that produce outcomes that are fair and just. · Inclusion is the active and intentional engagement of diversity within the organization and its culture to create equal access, well-being, and a sense of belonging for all members. · Justice refers to the act of removing barriers that prevent certain groups from participating equitably and fairly. · Access is the way in which our organizations provides equal and equitable opportunities for people to take full advantage of the choral experience.
CONCORA c/o South Church 90 Main Street New Britain, CT 06051