Join us for a frank discussion of opportunities and obligations for Certified Local Governments to improve equity and inclusion efforts in preservation that meets the needs of our communities today.
Certified Local Governments (CLGs) have a particular role and opportunity to improve equity and inclusion because they can create programs that reflect the particular local needs and community priorities. The challenge is for CLG’s to discuss how communities can evolve in meaningful ways that improve outcomes for all without limiting access or denying difficult aspects of the past. How can communities create more broadly defined criteria for significance that reflect everyone in these communities? How can access to preservation incentives be increased for all? How can places be properly identified and recognize that is important to people of all races, ethnicities, and sexual orientations, and gender identity? How can partnerships, decision-making authorities, and outreach become truly inclusive? Join this discussion to hear about what is working in CLG programs to date, and challenge others to consider what is missing, and offer high-impact solutions. CLG based but all are welcome!