After their famous theme park made headlines following a recently recorded incident, Sesame Place said that they will begin training employees on diversity and inclusion. Staff writers at The Associated Press wrote about the training in Bloomberg.
The recent controversy surrounding a the alleged ignoring of a child by a park employee, dressed as a Sesame Street character, has brought negative attention to the Langhorne park. Facing a $25 million lawsuit, the girls’ mother alleges the actions of the employee were racially motivated.
In an effort to avoid future incidents, the Bucks County park will now mandate that all employees undergo training on diversity and inclusion. Developed by civil rights educators, the training will go hand-in-hand with measure the park has taken following the recent incident. Those being onboarded, as well as long-time employees, will all undergo the training in an effort to make the park a more open place for all visitors.
“We are committed to making sure our guests feel welcome, included and enriched by their visits to our park,” said Cathy Valeriano, president of Sesame Place Philadelphia.
Read more about the recent implementation of training in Bloomberg.