RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) – The business community in Rutland is starting an anti-discrimination project in the Vermont city.
Last week, the board of directors of the Chamber & Economic Development of the Rutland Region voted unanimously to “denounce bias and discrimination.” Executive Director Lyle Jepson told the Rutland Herald that they also voted to create a panel charged with antidiscrimination efforts in the city. He says the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee will be charged with creating a plan that includes “education, projects, and activities to address bias, racism, and discrimination as well as increase diversity, equity, and inclusion” in the business organization and Rutland Region.
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