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Proposed diversity bylaw language

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Proposed Language for Bylaws Diversity Section

There shall be established in each of the Pacifica signal areas, a subcommittee of the National Board to monitor under-representation of communities in their respective signal areas. These "Committees of Inclusion" will monitor both station programming and staffing. They will also monitor election candidates and work with the Outreach committee to improve the diversity of election candidates at the local and national level.

These Committees of Inclusion shall monitor diversity goals in consultation with the general manager, local committees and the chair of the PNB. These diversity goals will be published and maintained in each respective signal areas. Communities deemed to be under-represented by the Committees of Inclusion will be identified and the extent of their under-representation shall be communicated to the PNB, the respective LSBs, and the Outreach committee. Station managers and outreach committees will be expected to consider these communities in their future decisions about staffing, programming, and candidate outreach.

All station managers and committees will report to the PNB and the LSBs quarterly on the status of diversity within their respective signal areas. The PNB shall query and monitor signal areas with identified under-represented communities and any plans for addressing these under-represented communities. Where necessary and with due notice, the PNB will suggest and/or direct managers and committees to implement specific changes to improve the status of under-represented communities in their respective signal areas. The PNB will assist and encourage station managers and committees in finding new ways to improve recruitment efforts in their respective signal areas.

- Diallo Kantambu of the KPFT LAB

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