16 MONTH PLAN

Chestertown Unites Against Racism is a comprehensive, 16-month program designed to:

  • educate the community about its history pertaining to race relations
  • pursue legislative reforms that address systemic racism in the Town of Chestertown
  • promote unity, equality, and inclusivity amongst all residents

As such, the program is organized into three main pillars:

  1. Education
  2. Legislation
  3. Unification

Click here to download a PDF of the 16 Month Plan

Timeline

2021
Jul 20

Book Club

Book Club

You are cordially invited to participate virtually in a Book Club featuring On the Courthouse Lawn: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the 21st Century by Sherrilyn A. Ifill, 2018..Read More

Jun 18

Juneteenth Celebration

Check back for updates on our progress, plans and Essay Contest from the James Taylor Justice Coalition (JTJC)! https://townofchestertown.com/event/juneteenth-celebration/2021-06-18/    

Jun 15

Book Club

Book Club

You are cordially invited to participate virtually in a Book Club featuring On the Courthouse Lawn: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the 21st Century by Sherrilyn A. Ifill, 2018..Read More

May 15

Justice Day: In Pursuit of Racial Equity in Chestertown, Maryland

Justice Day: In Pursuit of Racial Equity in Chestertown, Maryland

Saturday, May 15 at 3:00 – 4:45 pm ET via Zoom Justice Day: In Pursuit of Racial Equity in Chestertown, Maryland Please join the James Taylor Justice Coalition of Sumner..Read More

May 01

James Taylor Justice Coalition Exhibition

Exhibition will be on display in May at the Bordley Center, Chestertown

Mar 01

EAC Committee Grows

Meagan White joins the Equity Advisory Committee.

Mar 01

Historic Signage

Historic Signage for the waterfront was approved at the March 1 Chestertown Mayor and Council Meeting (Minutes from the March 1, 2021 meeting available on the Town website.)

Mar 01

Chestertown Redistricting

Chestertown Redistricting Committee is using 2010 Census data to draw a new map to be used for the 2021 elections. The map will be presented to the Chesterown Mayor and..Read More

Feb 18
Feb 10
Feb 01
Jan 20

Community Dialogue

Chestertown Town Council, the Black Union of Kent County and Washington College Student Government Association

Jan 18

chestertownunites.com website is launched

16 Month Plan, Resource Videos, Meetings and Agendas, Contact Info

2020
Dec 08
Oct 05
Sep 12
Sep 11
Sep 09

Town Council Passes Two Resolutions Against Racism

Resolution 03-2020 Regarding Black Lives Matter in Chestertown, Maryland and Resolution 05-2020 authorizes the creation of an Equity Advisory Committee

 

Chestertown Equity Advisory Committee

Vision Statement:

The Town of Chestertown aspires to become a welcoming community where people of different races, ethnic groups, and backgrounds interact, form friendships, and fully participate in the community’s social, educational, economic, political, and cultural life.The Town believes that acknowledging the racial inequities of our past and present and recognizing the contributions of all citizens will help build a more equitable community where all are respected and empowered to participate.The Town commits to working with a broad cross section of stakeholders to develop equal educational and economic opportunities so that all citizens can enjoy a more just, productive,and healthy community.

To read the full plan: 16 Month Plan

Chestertown Equity Advisory Committee:

About the Committee:

The Chestertown Equity Advisory Committee is a diverse group of Kent County citizens who are committed to helping make Chestertown a more equitable and inclusive place to live for people of color. Our role is to research, inform, guide and make recommendations to the Town of Chestertown as it works to enact the Chestertown Unites Against Racism 16 Month Plan.

Members:

John Queen, Chairman
Kate Livie, Secretary
Brandy Barrett
Thomas Hayman
Vic Sensenig
Ruth Shoge
Reverend Robert Brown
Jen Baker
Latoya Johnson
Bishop Ronald Fisher

MEETINGS & CALENDAR

Chestertown Equity Advisory Committee meetings are held every second Tuesday of each month at 7pm. Anyone wanting to get on the agenda or speak at the meeting should email John Queen at chestertownequityadvisory@gmail.com by 5pm on the day of the meeting.

 

Meeting Archive

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas & Minutes are also available on the Town of Chestertown Website

Equity Advisory Committee – May 11, 2021 Agenda

Equity Advisory Committee Chestertown Unites against Racism May 11th, 2021 AGENDA Executive Action: Approval of minutes April,2021 Chairman: Start Meeting 5/11/2021 Updates: JUSTICE DAY event May 15th, 2021 3pm-4:45pm (James …

Equity Advisory Committee – January 12, 2021

Equity Advisory Committee Chestertown Unites against Racism January 12th, 2021 AGENDA Executive Action: Approval of minutes December,2020 Public Sessions: Introduction (Committee members) Committee Role: Secretary Kate Livie Community contact: email …

Equity Advisory Committee Minutes – December 8, 2020

Chestertown Equity Advisory Committee Chestertown Unites Against Racism December 8th 2020 Minutes Present- Chris Cerino, John Queen, Tom Hayman, Baker, Vic Sensenig, Brandy Barrett, Ruth Shoge and Kate Livie Absent- …

Equity Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes – Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Equity Advisory Committee Minutes 12_08_20

Equity Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda – Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Equity Advisory Committee Chestertown Unites against Racism January 12th, 2021 AGENDA Executive Action: Approval of minutes December,2020 Public Sessions: Introduction (Committee members) Committee Role: Secretary Kate Livie Community contact: email …

Equity Advisory Committee – February 9, 2021 Minutes

Chestertown Equity Advisory Committee Chestertown Unites Against Racism Feb 09 2021 Minutes Present- Chris Cerino, John Queen, Tom Hayman, Vic Sensenig, Ruth Shoge, Kate Livie, Bishop Ronald Fisher, Reverend Robert …

Equity Advisory Committee – February 9, 2021 Agenda

Equity Advisory Committee Chestertown Unites against Racism February 9th, 2021 AGENDA Executive Action: Approval of minutes January,2021 Chairman: Start Meeting 2/9/2021 Community contact: chestertownequityadvisory@gmail.com and chestertownunites.com Chairman: Communication/Authorization (Agenda, logo’s …

Equity Advisory Committee – January 12, 2021 Minutes

Chestertown Equity Advisory Committee Chestertown Unites Against Racism Jan 12 2021 Minutes Present- Chris Cerino, John Queen, Tom Hayman, Vic Sensenig, Ruth Shoge, Kate Livie, Reverend Robert Brown Absent- Jenn …

Equity Advisory Committee – April 13, 2021 Agenda

Equity Advisory Committee Chestertown Unites against Racism April 13th, 2021 AGENDA Executive Action: Approval of minutes March,2021 Chairman: Start Meeting 3/9/2021 Updates: New member Maegan White approved by Mayor and …

Equity Advisory Committee – March 9, 2021 Minutes

Present- John Queen, Tom Hayman, Vic Sensenig, Kate Livie, Bishop Ronald Fisher, Thomas Hayman, Ruth Shoge, Jenn Baker Absent- Reverend Robert Brown, Brandy Barrett Executive Action: Approval of minutes February …


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