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Monday, April 22 | 4:00-5:15 | 170 Design Building UMass/Amherst

DIVERSITY IN CONSTRUCTION: CHANGING AN INDUSTRY
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Lisa Clauson: Director of Strategic Partnerships for the New England Carpenters Labor Management Program (NECLMP) in Central and Western MA

Lisa works for NECLMP, recruiting women and people of color to the field and working with owners of to require diversity of their construction crews. This presentation will provide an overview of diversity initiatives of the Worcester Redevelopment Authority, Holy Cross College , Williams College, the City of SpringfieldĀ  and Easthampton. Finally, the speaker will challenge the audience to become allies in this movement and use their influence with owners to encourage them to address this issue and consider incorporating diversity goals or requirements into their jobs.