Take part in a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) workshop on Tuesday, March 14 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Zoom.
All members of the community and especially Town Meeting Members, are invited to attend Bigger Than Racism: Understanding Racialization and Structural Advantage in Wellesley and Beyond, which will focus on ways Wellesley can work to ensure equal opportunity for everyone.
Please register in advance at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqcOutrzMqEtH0FPUu2tFEFkEmHpwrlt81
Information presented in the workshop will provide important context for the Anti-Racism and Anti-Bias resolution and equity audit that the Select Board and School Committee are proposing to Annual Town Meeting.
Here are the key objectives of the workshop:
- To explain what racialization is and how it can create structural advantages that lead to sustained inequalities even without the presence of racism
- To identify the mechanisms of structural advantage that reproduce racial disparities and shape communities such as Wellesley
- To discuss how a town can address inequity in a way that supports everyone.
The workshop is presented by Bird Guess, President, The Racial Equity Group. and co-sponsored by the Wellesley Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force, Babson College, and the League of Women Voters of Wellesley. Closed captioning will be provided.