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|Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education Unveils First Diversity & Inclusion Statement|
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - May 26, 2015 - the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) Board of Directors approved a Diversity & Inclusion statement crafted by AORE’s very own Diversity & Inclusion Task Force.
The creation of a diversity and inclusion statement is paramount to AORE’s Strategic Plan, and this statement represents the Association’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. AORE believes that as an inclusive outdoor organization, the industry’s diversity must be reflected. The statement expresses the diversities AORE recognizes, and lists steps the Association will take to help historically underrepresented populations become more active in the outdoor industry as professionals and as participants.
"I am thrilled with the work of the AORE’s Diversity and Inclusion taskforce, National Office, and Board of Directors in completing this statement. I believe it is tremendous affirmation of the AORE’s commitment to providing opportunities for all professionals and students in the field of outdoor recreation and a challenge for us to become more inclusive," said Guy deBrun, AORE Board of Director President.
A full copy of AORE’s Diversity and Inclusion Statement can be found through the AORE Diversity and Inclusion Statement link on the About AORE page of www.aore.org.