Meet Diverse Holliston
Diverse Holliston is a volunteer organization in Holliston that aims to promote greater inclusion, equity, and accessibility for all groups who have historically and continue to be excluded. Our aim is to create sustainable change through building relationships that will help us address systemic policies and practices that do not serve all current or future residents of our town.
“It’s not a movement if everybody’s sitting. It’s a support group.” Jane Ginsburg, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Daughter, On The Basis of Sex, (biographical drama film based on life/early cases of RBG, 2018).
- Diverse Holliston is working to make our community more equitable and inclusive for all.
- Diverse Holliston is continually looking for opportunities to partner and collaborate to build and renew relationships focused on greater awareness and learning regarding issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Diverse Holliston seeks honest and real conversation, vulnerability, and trust building, so that we may learn how each one of us is both harmed by systems of inequity and have a responsibility to work toward change.
- Diverse Holliston engages the town’s leadership and its citizens to create the policies and practices that can best provide the access and resources necessary for all of Holliston’s residents to thrive.
Several members of our group are involved in change-making work with both the governmental and school systems in Holliston. We have several Diverse Holliston members who are a part of the Envisioning Future Holliston Committee, helping to create a vision for the town that centers diversity and inclusion as important values. We continue to work in many ways with the Holliston Public School system to support their safe and supportive schools initiatives.
Diverse Holliston meets once a month for a “Community Lab” where we practice having these hard conversations with one another on race, gender, sexual orientation, religious differences, disability status, etc. We welcome all new folks to these conversations. We are always seeking more volunteers to help us build out the capacities for sustainable and meaningful change in Holliston. We are currently seeking folks to help us on the following committees:
Registering as a non-profit
Holliston 300th anniversary
Envisioning Future Holliston
If you are interested in joining our email list to receive ongoing updates, please contact the The Diverse Holliston Strategic Planning Committee at email@example.com.