Incident Report
Racism, Discrimination, and Harassment

Anti-Racism/Racial Equity Statement: AATE believes that theatre and theatre education is stronger and enhanced because of the inclusion of the voices, perspectives, and experiences of people who have been left out. If you represent what is known as “diverse” we wholeheartedly want to theatrically imagine and educate with you. We long for more participation of artists, educators, and scholars who have been marginalized, oppressed or targeted because of race, socioeconomic class, color, national origin, religion, diverse perspectives, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, neurological or physical ability, veteran status, legal status, or education level. 

Call to Community: In an effort to reduce harm, create accountability, and correct behavior, we encourage our community to report all incidents of racism, discrimination, and harassment. Each incident will be reviewed by AATE’s Committee for Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression, Equity, and Justice, to ensure that appropriate actions are taken. 

This document is a living document: AATE Leadership will develop and amend this document and processes to allow for growth and change within the organization and to address racism, discrimination, and harassment within AATE.

REPORTER: A “Reporter” is someone who observed or experiences an incident and then completes one of the following steps: file a report by completing this online FORM, or copying this form to be emailed to [email protected], or hand-delivering to any AATE staff member, or mailing to AATE, 700 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003 as soon as possible. 

Reporters may have been directly involved in or witness to an event. Reporters may remain anonymous if they wish, but please keep in mind that this will present us from following up with you directly. 

Incident Reports are sent to the AATE Executive Director, the AATE Board Chair, and the Committee Chairs for the Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression, Equity, & Justice Committee (AAEJ). Next, these officials share the incident report or necessary information with the AAEJ Committee. From there the committee and chair take action in accordance with the needs of the specific report. AATE Staff and Board members will make every effort to review incidents within 48 hours of submission and if requested communicate with the Reporter.

Incident Type – Definitions

Racism: A belief that race is a fundamental determinant of human traits and capacities, and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of one race over another; also, policies or actions based in this belief.

Harassment: To create an unpleasant or hostile situation, especially by uninvited and unwelcome verbal or physical conduct.

Discrimination: A prejudiced or prejudicial outlook, action, or treatment.

Exclusion: Actions or policies which block BIPOC folx from full participation in our community.

Microaggression: A statement, action, or incident regarded as an instance of indirect, subtle, or unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group, such as a racial or ethnic minority. 

Macroaggression: Large-scale or overt aggression toward those of a certain race, culture, gender, etc.; contrasted with microaggression.

Policy/Procedural Violation: A violation of the policies and procedures as stated in AATE’s Race Equity Plan.

Person(s) Involved

You may choose to remain anonymous, but please keep in mind that this will prevent us from following up with you directly.

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Incident Information




Description of Event:
Please consider including the following: sequence of events, personnel involved, reason incident occurred, actions taken, desired reparation or amends, and/or whether or not the incident was resolved.If you know the names of other witnesses who may wish to be contacted, please include them here.