The City of London is developing a Community Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, and is asking Londoners to get involved. The City is seeking volunteers who will create the strategy, and engage the broader community in conversations about making London more diverse and inclusive.
“Far too many Londoners continue to experience exclusion, oppression and discrimination. This is not acceptable. We can do better by engaging people from across our community, including those with lived experience, to develop a clear set of strategies, including one that focuses on anti-racism,” said Mayor Matt Brown. “This marks an important opportunity for a much needed conversation that is vital in making London a safe, accepting place for all; regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.”
Volunteer Community Diversity and Inclusion Champions will work together to develop the Strategy including establishing a commitment to change and defining specific strategies to make London more inclusive. All residents are encouraged to apply.
Community Diversity and Inclusion Champions will be asked to participate in three in-person sessions:
- Saturday, January 14, 2017
- Saturday, February 4, 2017
- Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Times and locations of the meetings will be determined closer to the date.
Diversity and inclusion remain a top priority for Londoners, City Council and administration. Council’s 2015-2019 Strategic Plan establishes Strengthening Our Community as an area of focus, which includes building London as a diverse, inclusive and welcoming community and a specific strategy to develop a Community Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.
Applications are available online until December 16.