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Posted on: August 29, 2022

City Launches Inclusion Task Force to Identify and Address Discrimination

Carbondale Inclusion Task Force

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CARBONDALE – To strengthen its commitment to being a safe and welcoming city, the Carbondale City Manager's Office and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator have established the Carbondale Inclusion Task Force.  

The task force aims to identify discrimination and disparities in the community and make strategic recommendations to the City Council and other key institutions.  

To gauge perceptions and identify patterns that may reinforce discrimination, the task force has launched a survey for individuals who live, work, or go to school in Carbondale. All responses are anonymous and confidential.  

To complete the survey, please click here.

The survey will take 15 - 20 minutes to complete and will ask for feedback on housing, transportation, assistance programs, health and medical services, city services, and other community resources.  

Paper copies may be completed in person at the Civic Center or Carbondale Public Library. The survey is available through October 31, 2022.  

The survey is being independently conducted by the Applied Research Consultants at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  

For more information, contact the City of Carbondale at 618-457-3262.  

“Carbondale prides itself on providing its visitors, students, businesses and residents with a unique mix of edge and ease. It’s a cultural town, yet free of pretense, embracing the great outdoors as readily as urban sophistication. Here, we are open to new ideas, experiences and cultures, so you are encouraged to both express yourself and be yourself, in all ways. That’s Carbondale…All Ways Open… for family, fun, business, new ideas and a bright tomorrow.”

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