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VSEA Staff Liaison: David Oppenheimer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Why does this group exist?
- To promote the diversity of VSEA through awareness and education.
- To raise up the voices of members who are underrepresented and/or marginalized within VSEA and to help facilitate a more inclusive work environment for all.
What does the future look like if the group is successful?
- VSEA leadership recognizes the importance of a diverse, inclusive, and equitable union and responds proactively when the right to due process also harms members.
- All VSEA members feel comfortable challenging problematic behaviors and expressing concerns when they arise.
- Resources are provided that promote equitable access and opportunity for all VSEA members to achieve a just and prosperous union.
- Policies are created that promote, support, and retain diversity and inclusion in VSEA leadership and the SoV workforce.
How are we going to make the group’s vision a reality?
- Invite/retain Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion speakers for regular presentations.
- Build empathy by sharing stories of VSEA members and the social justice issues that personally affect them.
- Show the historical and modern relationship between unions, the labor movement, and social justice movements.
Members Serving On Committee:
- Beth Aiken
- D Bouchard
- Jenny Beth Cook
- Wendy Critchlow
- Kheya Ganguly
- Monika Ganguly-Kiefner
- Marcie Hawkins
- Naomi Henderson
- Jackie Hickerson
- Rachel Kennedy
- Michael Madill
- Marcus Marena
- Verma Martin
- Caroline Massa
- Erin McKenney
- Maureen Mucha
- Brianna Nalley
- J. Deborah Ormsbee
- Siobhan Perricone
- Cheryl Reed
- Janice Santiago
- Bobbi Shutts
The committee will meet in accordance with the schedule established by the President.
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