We are excited to announce the formation of a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee sponsored by the Board of Directors! This committee is dedicated to the exploration of topics related to social and racial justice and highlights the cooperative principles of education and concern for community. We believe that our lives are enriched when we value, honor, and affirm the diverse experiences of our community.
We hope to see you at our new Board Meeting speaker series, “Food for Thought” and that you’ll consider joining “Cooperative Conversations,” a discussion group that offers a chance to explore important, nuanced, and complex concepts related to DEI work. As a Co-op we know, we are “stronger together!”
Food For Thought: A speaker series that invites representatives from various local groups/organizations that can share stories and/or experiences with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in order to raise awareness, invoke change, and tolerance within our communities. The format is designed to be a TED Talk type event that allows the presenter an uninterrupted stage to present. The timeframe is a 20 minute presentation during the beginning of The Common Market Co-op’s monthly Board meeting.
Upcoming Food For Thought Speakers:
November: Sherry Ayers, Chair of Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs
December: Woody Woodroof, Executive Director of Red Wiggler Farm
Please RSVP on our calendar page to receive your Zoom link.
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