Cambridge Digs DEEP is an initiative launched by Mayor Marc McGovern and Councilor Sumbul Siddiqui to engage the community in conversations about equity, privilege, diversity, inclusion, and race in a series of forums and workshops starting November 2018 and continuing through 2019. Mayor McGovern and Councillor Siddiqui’s Offices have partnered with Dr. Darnisa Amante, CEO of the Disruptive Equity Education Project (DEEP) to co-design and facilitate these conversations. DEEP is an organization focused on changing mindsets around equity and dismantling systemic oppression and racism.
The series kicked off with a city-wide Community Forum held on November 28, 2018, at the Fletcher Maynard Academy. Over 150 attendees gathered for a conversation facilitated by Dr. Amante to establish norms, share feedback, and engage in dialogue about equity. Feedback from this first session will be used to inform future sessions.
The following events have been scheduled for 2019 with all locations and topics to be announced:
Saturday, January 26th, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, facilitated by DEEP
Thursday, February 7th, 2019 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, presented by the City of Cambridge and the Cambridge Public School Department
Thursday, March 21st, 2019 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, facilitated by DEEP
Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, facilitated by DEEP