Diversity Statement

Austin Poets International pledges to recruit, select, and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in poetry and the arts for all current and prospective festival goers, members, features, workshop leaders, volunteers, donors, sponsors, advertisers, and board members with respect to publication, work assignments, and organizational policies, without discrimination or segregation based on sex (gender), race, age, ancestry, color, disability, genetic history, national origin, marital status, medical condition, religious creed, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, parenting status, status as a veteran, or the perception that a person has one or more of these characteristics.