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. The ACNM Harassment Policy and Position Statement on Racism and Racial Bias can be found on the ACNM website at www.midwife.org.