The Committee on Cultural Inclusion embraces openness, listening, possibility, and play. The committee’s mission is to “empower all CMS members to become institutional change makers by providing them with professional development opportunities and resources for their ongoing cultural inclusion and antiracism work. Knowing that this work belongs to all of us, we strive to build a welcoming community that invites CMS colleagues to safely share their stories and deepen their commitments to antiracism through listening, learning, reflecting, and acting. We are a hub for shared wisdom, brave conversations, and collective creativity for the benefit of all.”
As announced in CMS President Rabideau's May newsletter message, the Committee on Cultural Inclusion, under the leadership of Chair Leila Ramagopal Pertl is acting upon this mission by hosting Listening Sessions for the membership. Our conversations will gather insights into how we will shape recognized Affinity Groups within CMS. We invite our Black, LGBTQAI+, Latine, Women, AAPI, Allies, and all our members to register now. We will host our first break-out meetings virtually on Sunday, September 26 from 3:30-4:30 PM EDT and then gather in-person in Rochester this Fall.