ASV has no tolerance for hate or racism
Our Society has had a longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. This commitment is reflected clearly by the diversity of our leadership - officers, councilors, and committee chairs. A central tenet of our Society has been:
ASV is committed to maintaining an environment that is free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. ASV will not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind at ASV-sponsored or associated events.
You read this each year on the rotating slides during our annual meeting. No one should live in fear because of the color of their skin, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or religion. The deeply rooted problems of racial inequality and structural racism in America have come again to the fore, most recently due to the wrongful deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. The ASV condemns these violent acts against members of the Black community. ASV will have no tolerance for any manifestation of hate or racism. We stand with and value our Black colleagues and friends as well as those from other minoritized communities. We are discussing ways to support you.
See asv.org/governance for the American Society for Virology Anti-discrimination and Anti-harassment Policy.
ASV Executive Committee
Kristen A. Bernard, President
Andrew Pekosz, Past-President
Craig Cameron, President Elect
Katherine R. Spindler, Secretary-Treasurer
June 3, 2020