Community Comes Together to Discuss Equity and Belonging

December 4, 2018
Voices for Education (VFE) held a community forum on equity and belonging on December 1 at Essex Middle School. With nearly 80 participants in attendance, the group shared different experiences and perspectives about the community that they live in.

The event featured a series of group discussions that helped promote an understanding regarding the numerous unique viewpoints throughout the community. These conversations were also informed by a brief presentation about changing demographics and other local trends both locally and at the state level.

VFE will now theme the perspectives that were received with the goal of developing plans for a better, more welcoming community in the future. Please be on the lookout for an upcoming community celebration in January to share what was heard and possible next steps.