EDC Special Meeting of the Community – December 14th, 2020, 12:00-1:30pm Eastern

Dear EDC Community, 

The EDC Community has always been engaged in visioning the future of EDC. 

Following up from our letter to you on October 29th, 2020 regarding our concerns with involvement in the STLHE EDI Task Force, we will be hosting our EDC Special Meeting of the Community on December 14th, 2020 from 12:00-1:30pm Eastern. Please mark your calendars. Link and more information to follow this required minimum 30-day notice as per our by-laws.

The reason for this Special General Meeting is:

In line with our EDC values of open community, ethical practice, and collaboration, we, the EDC Executive, will not make a decision toward our community’s representation on the STLHE EDI Task Force without engaging with you, our community. We, the EDC Executive, voted to approve sending the letter to our EDC Community to be transparent about the EDC selection of a EDI Task Force representative process so far and to bring this motion to the community. We are bringing it to you, our community, for discussion and decision on the motion.

The motion to be presented at this meeting is: 

Proposal of Non-Participation: The Educational Developers Caucus officially declines participation in the STLHE EDI Task Force and declares we are not represented by the current STLHE EDI Task Force processes.

This meeting will be open to the EDC Community for discussion. Due to our by-laws, voting is restricted to EDC members. To check that you are a member, please refer to https://stlhesapes.wildapricot.org

The link for the meeting will be sent to members and posted in the listserv.

-Your EDC Executive

To our EDC Community

(en anglais seulement)

To our EDC community,

This post is to update you on the EDC’s concerns with involvement in the STLHE EDI Task Force. 

The EDC Executive has been engaging in unlearning and learning for the last few years to understand how our processes and systems perpetuate colonialism, marginalization, and racism. In response to recent actions by STLHE with and through the STLHE EDI Task Force, the EDC Executive proposes “Non-Participation”’ in the STLHE EDI Task Force. We are also in the process of revisiting and revising our EDC Values, Mission, and Living Plan.

Read more for the background, Proposal of Non-Participation, and the commitments outlined by the EDC selection committee co-created with EDC Executive and colleagues with expertise and lived experiences in their September 21, 2020 letter “To the Chair of the STLHE and the Chair of the STLHE’s Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

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