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Diversity Equity and Inclusion Working Group Meeting Notice

August 06, 2020
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CITY OF NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS

Diversity Equity and Inclusion Working Group
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Meeting Notice

Thursday August 6th, 2020 – 6pm


The North Adams Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Working Group will hold a meeting on Thursday August 6th, 2020 at 6pm via Zoom Webinar

Pursuant to Governor Baker’s March 12, 2020 Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §18, and the Governor’s March 15, 2020 Order imposing strict limitation on the number of people that may gather in one place, this meeting of the North Adams Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Working Group will be conducted via remote participation to the greatest extent possible. Specific information and the general guidelines for remote participation by members of the public and/or parties with a right and/or requirement to attend this meeting can be found on the City of North Adams website, at NorthAdams-ma.gov For this meeting, members of the public who wish to list and/or watch the meeting may do so via zoom webinar attendance by registering and attending at the link provided below. No in-person attendance of members of the public will be permitted, but every effort will be made to ensure that the public can adequately access the proceedings in real time, via technological means. In the event that we are unable to do so, despite best efforts, we will post on the City of North Adams website an audio or video recording, transcript, or other comprehensive record of proceedings as soon as possible after the meeting.


AGENDA


Call to Order

Statement for virtual meetings

Communications

Returning Business
• Discussion of expectations and objectives in regard to Council Paper 11,852
• Report back and discussion on establishing definitions for development of the eventual training/tool kit in regard to Council Paper 11,852
• Report back and discussion on identified potential accountability constructs in regard to Council Paper 11,852
• Report back and discussion on sourcing of best practices for training and workshops in regard to Council Paper11,852

New business
• Discussion of meeting structure and equitable practices to employ
• Discussion of recent incidents and their connection to this work
• Discussion of issues the working group needs to address internally to work effectively
• Discussion of policy around training/tool kit participation/use and expectations
• Discussion of potential budget needs for an effective training/tool kit
• Identification of sub-group work/duties to work on for August 27th, 2020 meeting

Adjournment


Benjamin Lamb
North Adams Diversity Equity and Inclusion Working Group
July 31st, 2020



Participation Access

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9-DKe6_yRBiVAOz1clR_nQ


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.




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