Our Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

Here at The Lincoln Center, we are committed to creating a welcoming, supportive and safe environment for all members of our community. Our commitment to equity and inclusion begins with creating a space in which BIPOC, LGBTQIAP+, people of all gender identities and expressions, people of all ages and sizes, people of all abilities and people of all ethnicities are equally considered.

As part of our commitment to equity and inclusion, The Lincoln Center has undertaken the following:

  • Intentionally using inclusive language on our website, tours and promotional materials

  • Training our staff on inclusivity and diversity

  • Using inclusive imagery on website, social media platforms and promotional materials

  • Incorporating gender-neutral facility signage for inclusive spaces like our restrooms and wedding preparation areas

  • Holding vendors accountable for upholding our inclusivity standards

  • Reserving a special designation on our website and rental guide for LGBTQIAP+-friendly vendors who exceed our inclusivity standards

  • Upgrading our theatre dressing rooms and wedding preparation spaces to better accommodate people with disabilities

  • Ensuring 100% disability-accessible event spaces and theatres

  • We are a Dementia-Friendly business, trained to give compassionate and supportive customer service to those in our community living with Dementia (https://dementiatogether.org/businesses/business-training/)

  • Offering hearing loops in all of our conference spaces and theatres for individuals who are hard of hearing

  • Making our Rental Guide available in Spanish, Arabic and Chinese, the three most commonly spoken languages in Fort Collins after English

  • Adapting signage around our venue to include Spanish translations

  • Booking a diverse range of performers to include programming for everyone in our community

We recognize that our commitment to equity and inclusivity requires an ongoing, continuous effort. We are constantly listening, learning, and adapting so that all members of our community feel welcome, respected, safe and celebrated. Feedback on how we can improve is always welcome.

JOIN US

We call upon every member of our community to join us in this commitment. Only together can we achieve the high standards of inclusion that our diverse community deserves. We urge our fellow businesses to use inclusive language and imagery and take a critical lens to their practices. We urge all members of our community to use their time and resources to support inclusive businesses, interact with inclusive social media accounts and continue educating themselves about the importance of equity and inclusion.

CITY OF FORT COLLINS EQUITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT FROM LEADERSHIP

The City of Fort Collins is an organization that supports equity for all, leading with race. We acknowledge the role of local government in helping create systems of oppression and racism and are committed to dismantling those same systems in pursuit of racial justice. 


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