In proceedings of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), the ACNM strives to maintain professional environments and professional interactions where people are treated with dignity, decency, and respect – an environment characterized by mutual trust and the absence of intimidation, oppression, and exploitation. ACNM will not tolerate unlawful discrimination or harassment of any kind. ACNM will not tolerate negative biases and racial stereotypes from any party including staff, volunteers, speakers, guests, members, contractors, military, government, and industry representatives. Breaches of these policies by third party vendors would be cause for disciplinary action and/or cancellation of said contract at the discretion of the CEO. ACNM’s full Anti-Harassment and Anti-Discrimination Statement can be found here. The ACNM Position Statement on Racism and Racial Bias can be found on the ACNM website here.
ACNM BIAS Incident Response Team
ACNM is committed to conducting a meeting that is free of bias. To
help ensure this, members have formed a Bias Incident Response
Transparency and Healing (BIRTH) Team.
Attendees who experience or witness bias in any form at the ACNM Annual Meeting, can report this to Bias Incident Response, Transparency and Healing Team (BIRTHTeam). the report will be confidential and the attendee can choose to remain anonymous. The team will offer support, resources and arbitration, as well as coordinate community healing, educational outreach and make recommendations for organizational changes. The team may be reached at BIRTHTeam.ACNM@gmail.com.