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Date:
September 30, 2021
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Courageous Conversations: Ready to be Different - An Online Conversation with Andover's Commission on DEI

Thursday, September 30, 2021


Courageous Conversations, Andover DIVERSE, the Andover Commission on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Memorial Hall Library invite the community to an online conversation.
  • Meet Andover's Commission on DEI
  • Hear their strategic plan
  • Ask your questions
  • Learn how to get involved (see the information below about working groups being formed)

Register through Zoom.

The Town of Andover recently completed a Diversity Audit to better understand the lived experiences of those who call Andover their home and/or place of work in the interest of working to combat racism and discrimination by supporting programs, initiatives, education, outreach, policies, and institutional change which contribute to an inclusive Andover.

In the hope of making sustained, concrete progress where social justice and equity are concerned, the Town is creating a series of working groups comprised of municipal representatives, Commission on DEI representatives and interested community members who, together, will help make Andover a safe, welcoming and culturally competent community. The Town recognizes this kind of systemic change takes everyone and welcomes interested individuals to consider joining in this most important work.  

The working groups are:

  • Data Gathering and Citizen Engagement
  • Communications/PR
  • School Curriculum and Culture
  • Diversity in Hiring
  • Leadership Development
  • Racial Climate and Reporting
  • Community Activities

While some of the work undertaken by these working groups will relate to specific strategic directions, the Town anticipates these groups to explore their own unique paths forward long into the future. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact Jemma Lambert, Director of Community Services at jemma.lambert@andoverma.us.