“Seattle Genealogical Society is dedicated to providing an environment free from discrimination where everyone is treated with respect and dignity on all our platforms of media delivery. Discrimination is a sociological term referring to the prejudicial treatment of an individual based solely on their being a member of a certain group or category, whether voluntary or involuntary. Discrimination is the actual behavior towards members of another group. It involves excluding or restricting members of one group from opportunities that are available to other groups.

Seattle Genealogical Society does not tolerate discrimination, harassment, and bullying against any person for any reason due to age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religion, gender, sexual or affectional orientation, gender identity, genetic information, appearance, political affiliation, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. If there is a need for accommodation for disability, contact the Society in advance of the event.

Seattle Genealogy Society encourages attendees, virtual or in person, to report any instance of violation of this Code to any officer of the Society.

In addition, Seattle Genealogical Society will not fund or participate in specific events, as a vendor, speaker or in other roles, in which individuals are barred from access to services due to such discrimination.”

May 2018