Equity Advisory Committee
Chestertown Unites against Racism
September 14th, 2021
Present: John Queen, Maegan White, Ruth C. Shoge, Vic Sensenig, Thomas Hayman Absent: Bishop Ronald Fisher, Thomas Hayman, Reverend Robert Brown, Jenn Baker, Kate Livie, Jenn Baker
Chairmen: Meeting called to order at 7:07pm
Executive Action: Minutes from the August 10, 2021 were approved.
Executive Action: Approval of minutes July,2021
Chairman: Start Meeting 9/14/2021
Not much as happened over the last month, group gathering to discuss the future of the EAC
Not many things have happened over the last month but the group has continued outreach with individual and organizations partnering with the initiative.
Arturo Jackson of the James Taylor Justice Coalition with the book club (Education Pillar) The JTJC is hosting a book club on the book “On the Courthouse Lawns” as part of the education pillar. Arturo will be moderating book club conversations and taking different approaches to engage people including anonymous polls to ask question that people are not comfortable with asking in the group.
Queen, Senseig, and Shoge expressed the importance of including current and local events in the conversation and using a modern perspective on the readings and discussion.
The event is a two-part series and will be held on zoom on September 27th and October 14th from 6:30-8:00pm. Registration is available on the website.
Plan Implementation: Education, Legislation and Unification
Book Club w/James Taylor Remembrance Coalition (Education): Sept 27th & Oct 14th 6:30-8pm
Research Charlie Graves Uptown Club w/Historic Signage (Education) – Karen Somerville is taking charge on this project as she did with the last historic signage project.
JEDI Training for all town volunteers will be present to the Mayor and Council in an upcoming meeting for their approval.
Historic Video Selection upcoming:
Seeking community ideas and resources for historical signage videos.
The commission will be working on creating a survey to be sent to the community and members of the EAC to generate feedback and analyze the perception of the EAC to the community.
Shoge expressed the importance of having the same questions and survey for community members and commission members to properly analyze the feedback.
No public comment
Motion at adjourn at 7:40