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Co-op Town Hall: Privilege & Responsibility

October 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth Street
The Co-op hosted its first Town Hall in February 2018 -- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Your Co-op -- during which we gathered community input on how we can build a socially responsible business that is truly welcoming to all members of our community.

Since that time we have continued to build our foundational knowledge with trainings on Racial Equity, Race & Privilege, and Colonialism.

Now we are preparing to incorporate this knowledge throughout our cooperative. To do so, we will incorporate a new Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion strategic plan goal that will provide the cooperative with specific goals, and metrics to measure our success in achieving those goals.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Goal: We purposefully identify, discuss, and challenge systems of oppression and the disempowering impacts they have on the organization and our community.
Over the next 5 years, we will focus efforts to:
• Increase diverse cultural representation within our organization to create a culture of inclusivity in staff, members-owners, shoppers, and leadership.
• Strengthen staff development programs to support internal skill, leadership, and service.
• Publicly report equity, diversity, and inclusion indicators and progress that transform industry standards.
• Develop systems to incorporate community input into our processes and policies.
• Build collaborations and partnerships that drive equity, diversity, and inclusion goals.

We are looking forward to listening to the input from our community about this new strategic plan goal and how best we can develop and report measurable metrics to track our progress in a meaningful manner. Help us achieve the next level: from intention to action.

Please take our 1-minute survey to share your feedback on the proposed strategic plan goal.

Facilitated by Dr. Breyan Haizlip.
ASL and Spanish interpretation provided. Childcare provided.
Free, everyone welcome.


October 11, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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