Mayor Gary Christenson, City and elected officials, faith based leaders and residents gathered for the presentation of a report on the “City of Malden’s Community Conversations on Race” which was compiled and delivered by facilitators Strategy Matters, LLC. From September through December of 2016 members of the community assembled for a series of three meetings in an effort to engage community members in a dialogue about race relations. Attendees collaborated on areas of improvement and support of collective action. Participants often broke into smaller working groups during the meetings to share concerns and/or observations related to diversity and inclusiveness and then reported to the larger group. The report identifies the group’s findings and includes Malden’s strengths as well as areas for improvement. It also offers suggestions and recommendations for promoting community cohesion and strength.
Released by the Office of Mayor Gary Christenson
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