Inclusivity at knit city
In January 2019, a very important discussion on the lack of diversity, inclusion and representation of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People/Person(s) of Colour) in the knitting community began on Instagram.
Frankly, the discussion was a major eye-opener for us as event organizers, and has had a profound impact on how we will be planning and organizing our events in the future. We pledge to do better, to actively seek out and amplify the talents of traditionally marginalized people (BIPOC, LGTBQ+) when hiring instructors and selecting vendors.
Knit City Vancouver is committed to the inclusion and recognition of all people regardless of race, age, culture, ability, ethnicity or nationality, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion affiliation, and socioeconomic status. We are committed to making Knit City a safe and welcoming space to everyone, and we will not tolerate any behaviour that contradicts this commitment from vendors, sponsors, instructors, volunteers or attendees.
If you happen to encounter any intolerant behaviour at Knit City we encourage you to report this to one of us or one of the Knit City volunteers. We have zero tolerance for bigotry at our events.
Amanda & Fiona