Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is committed to providing a climate and culture that fosters, promotes, and encourages social interactions that support, appreciate, and celebrate our differences. By supporting diversity and inclusion, the department strives to enhance cross-cultural understanding, break down racial and gender-based stereotypes, and create a diverse and productive workforce. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our place can be anyone’s place. As the keepers of our state’s history and culture, we first have a duty to look inward to determine how we can be a catalyst for change. We listen to the call for justice and respond by actively participating in the move towards positive change. Our department is committed to zero tolerance for discrimination and harassment in all forms. We will not allow anyone to be treated as less than equal. We will foster safe environments to discuss the issues of racism and inequality in the workplace and in how we conduct our business with constituents. We will share the stories of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in North Carolina through art, culture, history and our natural resources. We will continue to build a governance system through our boards, commissions and our employees that reflects the diversity of the people of our state. Singing on the Land Singing on the Land is a virtual music project that celebrates the stories of historic sites across North Carolina through the voices of North Carolina musicians. Learn more Accessibility Tour with Madeline Delp Join Ms. Wheelchair USA 2017, Madeline Delp, as she tours Raleigh's natural and cultural treasures. Watch Now HBCU/MIHE Summer Internship Program The Historically Black Colleges/Universities (HBCU) & Minority Institutions of Higher Education (MIHE) Internship is a paid, ten-week program to expose students to various divisions within the department. Learn more STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities The STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities is an annual educational event where attendees meet role models with disabilities who have thriving careers in STEM fields. Learn more Certified Autism Center The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport is the first Certified Autism Center in the state of North Carolina. Learn More Diversity and Cultural Inclusion Committee Charter The DNCR Diversity and Cultural Inclusion Committee ensures that all elements of the department value and increase diversity and cultural inclusion. Equal Employment Opportunity Plan The Equal Employment Opportunity Plan represents the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources' commitment to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Accessibility We are committed to welcoming everyone to our museums, parks and attractions, and making your visit comfortable and enjoyable. Division Statements on Diversity, Social Justice, and Equity Statements from DNCR divisions on diversity, inclusion, social justice, equity, and Black Lives Matter. Programs and Events Green Book Project Traveling Exhibit The traveling exhibit features eight vibrant panels showcasing images of business owners, travelers, and historic and present-day images of North Carolina Green Book sites. Mic Check: Black Hip-Hop Artists Showcase Southern hip-hop artists are leading the newest wave of protest music, and North Carolina artists are using their national and local platforms to speak out against present-day forms of injustice. Office of Archaeology Trowel Blazers Trowel Blazers is a series from the North Carolina Office of State Archaeology spotlighting women in the archaeology field. Start chatting The North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped now offers live chat with a reader advisor Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.