Sunnyside Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Committee Updates

 

**UPDATE: The December meeting of the DEIA Committee is canceled. We’re looking forward to picking up again in the new year!

The DEIA Committee met with the founders of MASA and provided local resources to help spread awareness for their developing business. We continued conversations on DEIA language and began a workshop series for DEIA training. Conversation to develop a presentation to share at a future SNA general meeting is in the works. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, December 14th at 6:30 p.m. Virtual meeting details will be posted on the SNA website on Monday December 13th. We look forward to new attendees and welcome ideas on ways to build a more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible community.

Sunnyside Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Committee Updates

The DEIA Committee reviewed the outreach templates which are still a work in progress. The committee will spend the next few meetings in an educational format reviewing DEIA materials to align on building a Culture Values Statement. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 2nd at 6:30 p.m. Virtual meeting details will be posted on the SNA website on Monday Nov. 1st. We look forward to new attendees and welcome ideas on ways to build a more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible community.

Sunnyside Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Committee

The DEIA Committee attended the Belmont Street Fair on Saturday, Sept. 11th with great success. The fair had a strong turnout and our committee members engaged with lots of folks in the community, signing up 20 fairgoers to help volunteer for upcoming projects. We have a good list of ideas of what the community of Sunnyside would like to see from the organization. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, October 5th at 6:30 p.m. Virtual meeting details will be posted on the SNA website on Monday October 4th. We look forward to new attendees and welcome ideas on ways to build a more diverse, equitable, and accessible community.

Sunnyside Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Committee

The DEIA Committee circled back to ways we could get involved with the Sunnyside community and our role in participating in the upcoming Belmont Street Fair. The committee is working to make local resources more available to the public. We’re looking into how we can make sure apartment buildings get access to the monthly Sunnyside newsletter to stay informed and get involved in neighborhood initiatives. We reached out to the Kids Center March for Black Lives Matter organizers to see how we can support their efforts and collaborate together. We’re also working to establish an outreach program to reach out to BIPOC businesses within Sunnyside to see how we can provide support, if wanted. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, September 7th at 6:30 p.m. Virtual meeting details will be posted on the SNA website on September 2nd. The DEIA Committee meets every 1st Tuesday of the month. We look forward to new attendees and welcome ideas on ways to grow this committee.