Civic Hall’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) Statement & Definitions: 

We believe that diversity of experiences and identities is key to building a better society. Civic Hall honors all gender identities, races, ethnicities, sexualities, body types, economic backgrounds, abilities, immigration statuses, religious beliefs, overall ways of human being, and how these identities intersect.

Civic Hall aims to reflect the broad makeup of NYC and recognizes the historical imbalance of power and unequal starting points of some groups. In doing so, we are working to create a place that fosters a sense of belonging and provides options and pathways that enable all members of our community to fully engage and benefit from all that Civic Hall has to offer.

We are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the following ways: 

Diversity

We strive to reflect the broad makeup of New York City’s population, at all levels, with the goal of being a model for the tech sector and acting as a counterforce to the industry’s past patterns of exclusion.

Equity

Taking into account the historically unequal starting points of some groups, we strive to create access and remove barriers to opportunity for our team and community through clear and transparent processes and systems.

Inclusion

We strive to create an organization and space that enables a sense of belonging for diverse groups of people who share our vision and abide by our code of conduct.

Accessibility

Recognizing that some members of our community face significant barriers to entry into spaces and opportunities, Civic Hall strives to provide options and pathways that enable all members of our community to fully engage in and benefit from Civic Hall’s offerings. 

We recognize that achieving our goals for diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility at Civic Hall is an ongoing process, which includes responding to community-driven ideas and suggestions on how we can better live up to and embody our commitment.