The MMT Conference organizers believe in the universal, enforceable and inalienable right of every person to participate in economic life in a manner consistent with basic principles of justice, fairness, equality and dignity. In keeping with this belief, we advocate for the right of every person to engage in a discussion about economic life.
To that end, we aspire to incorporate and advance diversity in our conference organizing and pedagogy, including, but not limited to the substance and representation of panels, speeches, workshops, and social events. We are committed to recognizing and including a broad spectrum of diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences, educational level and family structure. We also welcome people from all backgrounds and affirmatively seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures.
As our intellectual tradition grows, we will remain committed to building an environment that better values diversity, by actively rooting out discrimination, as well as creating, promoting, and maintaining educational spaces and programs which further our own understanding of diversity. With this in mind, we expect the standards and values articulated in this document to be adhered to and respected not only by conference organizers, but the Modern Money community as a whole.
In particular, the MMT conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, and will not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome at the conference, please report it to organizers as soon as possible.
We have a lot of work to do, and welcome feedback or suggestions on how to improve our efforts. In the meantime, you can help us by:
1) Forwarding the conference invite to relevant affinity groups and diverse individuals who may be interested in attending, and/or suggest diverse people for conference organizers to reach out to and invite.
2) Encourage relevant individuals to apply to the conference and support their application.
3) Offer organizing suggestions or material support to conference organizers to promote diversity-related efforts.
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