Equity and Inclusion

Focusing on ValpoNEXT initiatives No. 1: Engaging Our Citizens and No. 3: Embracing Our Diversity, this Community Action Committee seeks to help Valpo be welcoming and inclusive in all dimensions, from civic engagement to housing and jobs. Citizen engagement and dialog are keys to success. This board will convene citizens with varying and opposing viewpoints into a respectful dialog that will begin to correct myths and misunderstandings about those of a different race, religion, sexual orientation or socio-economical class. This committee will also play an active role in supporting initiatives that are being pursued by other groups and organizations in community and celebrate the diversity within the Valparaiso community.

Jeff Lewis is the primary contact for these initiatives. The most active subcommittee is a group that has formed around diversity and inclusion.  They have been meeting to discuss the book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism.

How to get involved: