Diversity, Equity, inclusion, and access Statement

At ahha Tulsa, diversity is an integral part of our history, culture, and identity. Inclusion is the way we treat and perceive all differences including but not limited to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, socio-economic status, class, and religion. We are committed to fostering an inclusive organizational culture where all forms of diversity are viewed as an asset and people from all different backgrounds are acknowledged and respected. 

We believe that the arts have the power to change hearts and minds, and to inspire social change. Prejudice and privilege have created barriers that we must dismantle, systematically and strategically, until everyone in our community has equitable access to arts and culture. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunity for employment, advancement, and participation in all of our departments, exhibitions, and programs. At ahha Tulsa we are committed to authentically represent, respect, and value the voices of the community we serve. 

We acknowledge that our work is taking place on the tribal lands of the Osage, Cherokee, and Muscogee Creek people, who stewarded this land through the generations. We also acknowledge that our work is taking place on the land of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Please pause to consider the acts of violence, displacement, and settlement that occurred on this land. Ahha Tulsa offers our commitment to defend these truths and confront injustice through deliberate organizational practices that strive to build a more equitable, diverse, and creative future.