Community conversations on diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism
Dear Reed Community,
Welcome to the 2017–18 school year. We write to invite you to a series of community-wide conversations this fall. The purpose of these meetings is to discuss our collective and ongoing efforts to build a Reed community in which all members can live, learn, work, and thrive together. These conversations are intended to give community members:
- information about ongoing efforts to make our classrooms, workplaces, and other community spaces welcoming, inclusive, and anti-racist;
- the opportunity to ask questions, get clarification, and raise concerns about college policies, procedures, and other resources intended to foster a more inclusive community;
- a forum to talk together about ways to enhance our efforts to create a more inclusive community.
In an effort to provide background information about issues regarding racism, equity, and inclusion that were prominent on campus during the 2016–17 academic year, we have created a website that describes our progress and ongoing efforts in these areas.
Before each community meeting, you will receive an email requesting that you reply with any questions, comments, or specific topics that you would like to see addressed. This will allow those who are less comfortable speaking in a large group format to communicate their concerns as well as make it possible for us to arrange the agenda to address concerns in the order that are most pressing to those planning to attend. If you are not able to respond to the email, you will be able to submit questions and comments as you enter the meeting.
Each meeting will be organized around a particular topic or theme. Please join us for the first meeting:
Reed’s Dissent Policy*
Tuesday, September 5
4:15 to 5:45 p.m.
Refreshments will be provided
Please RSVP and submit questions, comments, and concerns here. We appreciate your RSVP, but you are most welcome to attend in any event.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Mary James, Dean for Institutional Diversity
Mike Brody, Vice President for Student Services and Title IX Coordinator
*Reed’s dissent policy can be found here.
Submitted by Robin Tovey.
Posted on Aug 30, 2017
Questions may be directed to Robin Tovey, communications manager. Announcements do not represent the views of Reed College.