Statement on Anti-Racism and Anti-Bias

Wellesley is a town that highly values diversity, dignity and respect for all individuals. As the Chief Executive of the Town, the Select Board recognizes its responsibility to make the following declarations: 

The Board opposes unequivocally any expression of hate, prejudice, intolerance or discrimination toward any individual or group; 

The Board is committed to engaging the Town on race, equity and inclusion through broad and collaborative public engagement; and 

The Board denounces any form of racism, discrimination or intolerance as a threat to the safety and well-being of the public.  We call upon the entire Wellesley community to welcome every resident, visitor, employee and resident student in the Town. 

Adopted by the Wellesley Select Board on February 22, 2021.

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