Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Commission
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to each meeting.
Minutes are available following approval.
April 2021 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Survey
View the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Commission is charge here.
Sharing Your Experiences
The DEIC is trying to understand the experiences of people with a variety of backgrounds, coming-to and living-in Acton. We hope that you will share your experiences at one of our meetings [https://www.acton-ma.gov/calendar.aspx?CID=123] during occasional Community Conversations, or during the public comment periods at every meeting.
If you would prefer not to relate your experience publicly, please reach out one-on-one to any member of the DEIC that you feel comfortable with. Any member can make your experience part of the DEIC record, without exposing your personal information. To contact any DEIC member, send an email to DEIC@ActonMA.gov with the name of the DEIC member that you would like to contact you.
The Acton Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission envisions an equitable and anti-racist community where all residents and employees can thrive, free of racism, homophobia, xenophobia, ableism, and all other systems of oppression. Everyone will have equitable access to opportunities and resources, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, disability, veteran status, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, religious affiliation, or the intersection of these identities.
The Town of Acton has established and charged the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission with assessing the state of diversity and inclusion in Acton. Our aim is to dismantle structural and cultural barriers, and offer recommendations to improve equity and empower underrepresented groups, especially racial, ethnic, and religious groups.
Diversity: Reflecting a range of backgrounds, including but not limited to, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, socio-economic status, race, nationality, ability/disability, and other ideologies
Inclusion (Action-Oriented): Not only accepting but actively inviting people to a group or collective, explicit to background and making sure individuals feel accepted and supported
Equity: Creating systems proportional to citizens’ needs in order to lift up all members of the town to an equal level. Rests on the basis of being fair and impartial to all groups.