Contribute to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in ISAL!

The DEI committee is hoping to add to our members so that we can tackle all of the many projects that would benefit the ISAL community. We are aiming for a small time commitment structure, so if you are interested in helping but worried about the time commitment, please read on.


The full committee meets once every two months and communicates via Slack in-between meetings. Going forward, we are planning to focus on researching and writing memos of value to the ISAL Board of Directors and ISAL community. We are expecting two people to work together on each memo before presenting it to the rest of the committee, the board, and posting publicly for the larger community. Members can work on as many or as few memos as they wish, therefore keeping the minimum commitment small.

Memo Topics

There are several memos that we have already identified as important for the community and so if you are excited about one of these topics, we would love for you to get involved:

  • ALIFE review processes from a DEI perspective
  • Guidelines on forming committees from a DEI perspective
  • Advice for conference organizers on setting up social activities from a DEI perspective
  • ISAL awards processes from a DEI perspective
  • Plans for a DEI fund to support initiatives requiring money

We would also love suggestions on other topics that you think would be beneficial to include in this list.

To get involved, please email Anya Vostinar at anya.vostinar(at)gmail(dot)com.