Racial Equity Commission

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Members

  • Nate Bae Kupel - Member
  • Abraham Ndiwane - Member
  • Theodor Janne Shahan - Member
  • James Song - Member
  • Brian Vences - Member
  • Meklit Abel - Member
  • Bwann Gwann - Member
  • Cassandra Davis - Member
  • Councillor Carey McDonald (City Council Representative)

Mission

We, the Racial Equity Commission strive to cultivate and support diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our goal is to collect, analyze and evaluate demographic data on the impact of racial injustices in our community. This includes language access, public health, mental health and wellbeing, employment, economic mobility, and education. We will make recommendations to the City Council and the Mayor for policy and decision-making, procedures, and programs to address these impacts and needs.

Who We Are

We are a diverse group of students, business owners, educators, researchers and community leaders. Our diversity of race, age, gender and experiences demonstrates the breadth of our beloved community.

Vision

We aspire to create a vibrant, culturally diverse Malden in which people of historically marginalized racial and ethnic identities have a greater sense of belonging and inclusion. We should all have equitable access to resources, opportunities to grow and thrive, and representation in community decision-making. We believe that those who are impacted by racial injustices must have a seat at the table to amplify their voices, stories and lived experiences. Our diversity is our strength in addressing systemic inequities, and our commitment to belonging is the path forward.