As an open-access publisher, The Riverside Quarterly is committed to promoting a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek to bring people together by amplifying the diversity of voices involved in the art and practice of creativity.
Thus we are committed to cultivating a community of practice that is not limited by race, ethnicity, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religious belief, physical ability, age, socio-economics, or class status. We instead celebrate and affirm the value of this diversity in our community, and commit, in what ever way we can, to promoting the benefits of our similarities, differences, and uniqueness.
Through our efforts we seek to:
- Promote publishing practices that support this commitment.
- Encourage greater representation of diverse voices in the disciplines we serve.
- Create an equitable and inclusive platform empowered to share multiple and diverse perspectives.
- Sustain diversity as a dynamic, ongoing, process that demonstrates appreciation for all individuals, including their differences.
As we continue to navigate a world that has been fundamentally changed by health, economic, and political crises, it is incumbent upon us all to make a more intentional effort to end systemic racism, and address social injustice, and inequality. Through these actions we hope to provide creatives, and thought leaders, with the resources needed to create inclusive cultures capable of addressing the challenges ahead.