Establishing an Equalities Commission – Stevenage Borough Council
Posted on 3rd September, 2021
The council has worked with communities across the town to form an Equalities Commission following the tragic killing of George Floyd in the USA in 2020. The Commission has been shaped through a community listening exercise and the appointment of an Independent Chair to drive actions for change and inclusion across the town.
Following the killing of George Floyd in Georgia, USA and the concerns raised through Black Lives Matter movement, nationally and locally the council passed a motion to establish an Equalities Commission. A listening exercise with communities was launched during Black History Month with an Independent Chair appointed to support the formation of the commission. The commission has since formed with a strong community voice and the commitment of key stakeholders from the public, voluntary and private sectors. The council has facilitated this commission and has been keen to reflect on how it can further its own equality objectives.