Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity Committee
Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity Policy
Pasadena Heritage recognizes that the rich architectural and cultural legacy of Pasadena is not the result of efforts of just a few citizens or a singular group. Rather, it is the culmination of contributions, large and small, from a diverse citizenry of many backgrounds, ethnicities, ages, and interests who have called the City of Pasadena home.
Pasadena Heritage has worked tirelessly over the years to present the accomplishments of its citizens. The organization is committed to providing a platform for all community members and groups in our preservation, advocacy, and education efforts, and to continuing to grow Pasadena Heritage into an organization that reflects the true diversity of the City of Pasadena and it extraordinary legacy of architectural and cultural history.
This Policy statement was adopted by the Board of Directors on April 21, 2021. A DEI Committee, composed of Board, staff, and volunteers continues to promote, plan and oversee this work.
Update - September 23, 2021
Two new members have joined Pasadena Heritage's Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (DEI) Committee, adding unique perspectives and considerable expertise to the group. We are very pleased to welcome Susie Ling, a professor of Asian American Studies and History at PCC since 1984, and popular speaker on the contributions of different ethnic and cultural communities to Pasadena's history; and Bryan Takeda, founder of Kansha, a group that strives to honor, preserve, and share the unique history and culture of Japanese Americans in the greater Pasadena area. Both were excellent presenters for our AAPI Heritage program in May.
The DEI Committee, chaired by Board member John Dean, meets monthly. One project being developed now is a database of potential landmark sites in Pasadena that recognize buildings or locations where people and events of historical significance occurred. We are delighted that our summer intern, Sheena Cabal, will stay on as a volunteer member of the Committee.