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Please join us for Sequim’s Community Conversations on Race, Equity, and Inclusion on Saturday, March 20 at 10:00 a.m. or Tuesday, March 23 at 6:00 p.m. The meetings will be held via Zoom due to the COVID-19 safety restrictions. All members of the public are encouraged to join the conversation about how we can be a more inclusive Sequim.
Over the past year, local and national events have brought about a heightened need for the Sequim community to address the issues of race, equity, and inclusion. In the summer of 2020, the Sequim City Council passed a resolution condemning discrimination and racism and directed City staff to work with the community on conversations on this topic. A volunteer team of City staff and community members have been working since August to develop a plan to engage the Sequim community. These conversations are the first step in that engagement.
The conversation committee is dedicated to creating a safe environment for participants to share their ideas and points of view. Facilitators will encourage all participants to be kind and brave, assume good intent, be ready to learn from other people, seek first to understand, acknowledge that everyone has something to contribute to this effort, and to let yourself be OK with being uncomfortable.
The meetings will be hosted by the City of Sequim and facilitated by community members Miriame Cherbib, Vicki Lowe, and Carlos Osorio. Register for the meeting at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYsc-utrD8pG9IhKFOvI00g8LMwju07OFj4.
For more information please contact City of Sequim Communications and Marketing Director Barbara Hanna at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 681-3422.