Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Office

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Office is to be the primary resource for the Town of Nantucket’s diverse communities and organizations, in order to create and sustain an equitable and inclusive community where all residents and employees can feel safe and welcome.

Misión de la oficina

La misión de la Oficina de diversidad, equidad e inclusión es ser el primer recurso para las diversas comunidades y organizaciones de Nantucket, para crear y mantener una comunidad igualitaria e inclusiva donde todos sus residentes y empleados se sientan seguros y bienvenidos.

Diverse Nantucket

Spotlighting local resources and organizations that shares Nantucket’s diverse history and cultures, past & present.

  1. Kimal McCarthy, Ed.D.

    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Director

  2. Physical Address
    16 Broad Street
    1st Floor
    Nantucket, MA 02554

    Office Hours
    Monday through Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Honoring the African Meeting House post

On March 10th, the Museum of African American History, Nantucket Atheneum, Nantucket Historical Association, and the Town of Nantucket will host an event Honoring the African Meeting House on Nantucket Island

The town’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Office has been leading a collaboration of cultural institutions to remember the unfortunate defacement of this local gem five years ago and, more importantly, to honor this historic site and its significances to Nantucket. 

DEI Director Dr. Kimal McCarthy said: “We are hosting this event for a number of reasons. We are collaborating because it is important to remember that the incident occurred and is technically still an ongoing investigation. It is important to acknowledge that the vandalism cannot overshadow the site’s nearly 200 years of history. And, the African Meeting House is an important artifact, a living museum, that contributes to Nantucket’s heritage and the United States’ African American history.” 

Do not miss this hybrid event of local organizations in solidarity with the African Meeting House. The event will feature: Dr. Frances Karttunen, Barbara Ann White (Nantucket historian), Desiree Spriggs (MAAH’s Associate Director of Nantucket Operations) and Dr. McCarthy. This event promises to be engaging and informative. 

Registration Required: CLICK HERE

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