The Metropolitan Anti-Bias Action Committee recognizes and celebrates the history, accomplishments and countless contributions of women not only during Women’s History Month – but throughout the year.
Mission, Vision, and Values Statement
To become the inclusive community we aspire to be, we must treat each other equitably and
with respect, creating an environment where no voices are silenced and all of us can thrive.
The Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) has established this Anti-Bias Action Committee with the
primary aim of developing and implementing strategies to foster a culture of diversity, understanding,
equity, anti-bias, and inclusion across the MSA community. MABAC welcomes input from MSA stu-
dents, faculty, staff, families, and friends as we seek to accomplish those objectives.
Our mission is to intentionally foster diversity, understanding, equity, anti-bias, and inclusion in ever
action and area of the organization in order to provide an environment of excellence in which each stu-
dent, faculty, staff, family, and community member is able to nurture self and group identities while cul-
tivating empathy and respect for differences; promote critical thinking skills about bias; and foster cou-
rage to stand up against discrimination.
MSA champions diversity, understanding, equity, anti-bias, and inclusion for and on behalf of its stu-
dents, faculty, staff, families, and community members by supporting anti-bias education and practices,
professional development, equity in hiring, and involvement of parents and other members of the MSA
MABAC supports and seeks to advance the following values:
• Diversity and inclusion of all people at all levels of the organization. Specifically, address how
differences in power and possibilities align with social categories and identities, and how these
differences distinguish individuals and groups in ways that privilege some and constrain others.
• Active leadership by supporting anti-bias education, professional development, nondiscrimina-
tion in hiring, and encouraging the involvement of students, faculty, staff, families, and commu-
• Accountability for diversity, understanding, equity, anti-bias, and inclusion goals and objectives.
• Engagement with external stakeholder groups that support MSA’s community values and that
help to ensure that diversity, understanding, equity, anti-bias, and inclusion initiatives, actions,
and results are achieved.