Diversity Committee to Host Online Discussion On Coronavirus Impact on People of Color

Weavers Way’s Racial Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee will host a virtual discussion on the uneven impact of COVID-19 on people of color in our neighborhoods on Thursday, June 18 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The discussion, which will be led by committee members and facilitators Vanessa Johnson and Esther Wyss-Flamm, will revolve around coronavirus’ effect on education, finances, physical and mental health, food, employment, and housing. The group hopes to identify action steps they can take individually and within the structure of the Co-op, including educating themselves and others, acting as allies and/or advocates for those impacted by the virus, and identifying resources or groups which could improve the circumstances of those who’ve been affected.

The committee, formed in 2018, is currently made up of 16 members, including staff and member representatives from each of the Co-op’s three locations, three board members, and representatives from the administrative staff. We meet regularly to further develop the Co-op’s #7 Ends goal: Weavers Way will have a welcoming culture that values diversity, openness, inclusiveness, and respect in all that we do.

The event is free, but pre-registration is requested. Those interested in attending can register here.