Anti-Racism Advisory Committee

Anti-Racism Advisory Committee

In its October 14th, 2020 City Commission meeting, the Huntington Woods City Commission approved an Anti-Racism Plan to guide the City forward in efforts to expand its commitment to build equity, promote anti-racism, and to make Huntington Woods a warm and welcoming City.

A committee of dedicated residents working with City administration has since been established with a desire to build anti-racist programming throughout the City and have its effects felt beyond City limits.  

The Anti-Racism Plan advocates for reviewing and revising existing policies to make them more equitable, and creating new policies and programs to promote an anti-racist perspective and expand opportunities to end institutional oppression.

The Plan has three main goals: Learning & Recognition, Community Relations and Public Policy. It contains programs and initiatives to be carried out at City Hall, the Library, Parks and Recreation and Public Safety, addressing all three goals in detail in every programming area. 

Wednesday, March 22 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Woods Gallery - Huntington Woods Library                                                                                             HW Listening Session (6)

The City of Huntington Woods recently worked with Volar Consulting, LLC to conduct a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion assessment. The findings and recommendations can be found here.
Please join the Anti-Racism Advisory Committee for an opportunity to share your questions, concerns, and feedback on the report, as well as your experiences in our community. Michelle Cantor, HW resident and Certified Diversity Executive® with Volar Consulting, LLC will be present to hear your perspectives and answer questions. 

Register here. Registration is not required to attend.
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Questions about the event? Contact the Anti-Racism Advisory Committee at

Thursday, April 13, 6:30 – 8:00pm
The HW Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Assessment concluded that HW residents desire greater diversity in home ownership. Come join us for a discussion with a blue ribbon panel on how to break down barriers and create opportunities for greater diversity in home ownership and the value of diversity in your community.
Childcare available, but limited space available
This is a hybrid event. Please register on the library website or below. A zoom link will be sent on the day of the event.

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DEI Report

Staff contact:
Heidi Barckholtz

Anti-Racism Advisory Committee  (7 members)
Katie, Krajny Beaulieu
Daniel Dena
Kia Essien
Elizabeth Zerwekh
Maria LaLonde
Christina Kozlowski
Cary McGehee
Jessicalyn Edwards

Student Representative:

Brandon Mar

Commission Liaison: 


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