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Attention: Community Forums Cancelled
Please Note: In accordance with advice from state public health experts, the Commonwealth of Virginia will cancel all specially-scheduled state conferences and large events for a minimum of 30 days.
Governor Northam is directing state agencies, through the Department of Human Resource Management, to limit in-person meetings and non-essential, work-related gatherings.
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Commonwealth of Virginia is hosting five community forums around the state where Virginians can provide input on Virginia’s first-ever “Strategic Plan for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence.”
Virginia's Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Janice Underwood, will lead the forums and present a draft template of the plan intended to advance visible diversity, equity, and inclusion for state government agencies. The forums will also offer ways that other sectors can participate, including non-profit organizations, local municipalities, businesses, and K-12 school districts.
Participants will be able to engage with the volunteer executive steering committee currently tasked with drafting the plan. Suggestions and feedback will help inform the development of an actionable and measurable framework that will foster collective and tangible change and guide Virginia’s effort to address statewide inequities.
All five community forums will take place from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM.