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Our Racial Equity Journey

Working to invest financial, programmatic, and informational resources equitably.

Mass Cultural Council Racial Equity Journey

2020
September 9

We’re On This Journey Together: A Racial Equity Listening Series

A small group of youth artists singing and smiling during an outdoor performance

Recent events fomented a growing movement for racial equity and justice. Mass Cultural Council took this moment in time to embark on a restart and refocus of our work as it relates to racial equity. (Image: Youth performing at an Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA) event.)

September 8

HireCulture.org Now Requires Salary Disclosure

August 3

Cultural Competency Trainings Held for Staff and Governing Council

In August 2020, staff and the governing Council began a series of cultural competency trainings with Multicultural BRIDGE.

June 19

Council Reaffirms Commitment to Advance Inclusion and Equity

The governing Council of the Mass Cultural Council voted unanimously to approve a Resolution put forth to recommit to the Agency’s strategic pillar focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

2018
November 19

Agency Publishes First-Ever DEI Plan

Mass Cultural Council identified five areas of focus and related goals for its FY18-19 Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Plan, based on our own organizational structures and relationships with our constituents. (This Plan was subsequently extended in FY21.)

June 30

Agency Staff and Council Complete Year-Long Learning and Assessment Process

In October 2017, we engaged with the Disruptive ​​Equity ​​Education Project (DEEP) on a year-long series of workshops to educate the staff and governing Council on the personal challenges of engaging in equity work, encourage the development of a mission and vision for equity, and build our capacity to develop actionable plans to sustain professional development learning.

From November 2017-May 2018, we contracted with Third Eye Cultural Collaborative to provide an organizational assessment framework to help us assess our current ability to meet the goals of our new strategic plan, specifically the goal of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.


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