2021 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Accomplishments

  • Held 9 meetings.
  • During the February meeting, Committee Members listened to a professional presentation by Claire Krawsczyn on the topic of “At the Intersection of Motherhood and Entrepreneurship.”
  • During the March meeting, Committee Members listened to a presentation on “Greater Cincinnati’s Asian American Community” by CK Wang, Esq, Immigration Attorney and Montgomery resident and Leo Chan, Executive Director of the Midwest USA Chinese Chamber of Commerce.
  • A ‘Know Your Neighbor’ series was held via Zoom on Wednesday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m. Committee Members Chris Burns and Dell Carter talked about the history of race in America using themes from the book Stamped from the Beginning, The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi.
  • During the April meeting, Committee Members listened to a presentation on “Our Aging Population: The Work of the Council on Aging” by Lisa Kruse, Outreach Coordinator for the Council on Aging.
  • During the June meeting, Committee Members joined in a discussion on “A Workforce Demographics Conversation” by Julie Prickett (City of Montgomery Staff).
  • Committee members participated in the Independence Day Parade & Festival with a decorated parade float and a booth at the festival.
  • During the July meeting, Guest Presenter, Scott Knox, gave a wonderful presentation on LGBTQ legal issues.
  • During the August meeting, members discussed formalizing the Committee to a Commission.
  • The Diversity Dinner Party was held on Saturday, Oct 2 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Swaim Park. Dishes from Artemis Mediterranean, Pacific Kitchen and Mei Japanese were provided. Emiko Moore shared her art of Kamishibai, Paper Theater. The Cincinnati Dayton Taiko group gave a drumming performance. Over 50 people attended the dinner.
  • The Diversity Garden is being planned for 2022.
  • In December, Montgomery City Council formally approved as a City commission.

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