Shared Identities: An MEOA DEI Committee Series

Join the MEOA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee as they host a series of "Shared Identities" discussions on the first Wednesday of every month! Each month, a different topic & question will be the center of our discussion; holding virtual space and opportunity to establish grassroots across our network to help define within the community what culture and representation mean from a nuanced perspective.

February's Question: "Do I bring all of me to the workplace?"

Series Dates (from 1:00-2:00PM EST via Zoom):
- February 7th, 2024
- March 6th, 2024
- April 3rd, 2024
- May 1st, 2024
- June 5th, 2024

Registration Information: Zoom information will be sent over once you register at the link below!

Cost: Free for MEOA Members! Not an MEOA Member? Join today to access our Professional Development Offerings like this and stay informed on whats to come.

Access to Education Day

Join us for Massachusetts Access to Education Day - a powerful initiative dedicated to building an inclusive and equitable educational landscape! This event is your chance to be part of a transformative experience, advocating for change, raising awareness, and taking actionable steps to bridge educational gaps in diverse communities across Massachusetts.

Throughout the day, MEOA will be hosting a multitude of Professional Development offerings concurrently for students and professional staff - a learning experience for all involved! More information to come in the coming weeks.


Call for Workshop Proposals: We're seeking dynamic individuals to lead workshops that will inspire and inform our attendees. Your expertise and passion can contribute significantly to the success of this event, making a real impact on the lives of students across our community. Please submit your proposals or expressions of interest by March 22, 2024, at the form provided here: 

Cost: $25/student. MEOA Members Attend With Their Students FREE! $50 for NON-MEOA Members.
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Registration Link: POSTPONED UNTIL SUMMER 2024!

Interested in serving on the "Access to Education Day" Planning Committee? Reach out to for more information!

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Training

MEOA's DEI Committe  will host an EEOC training. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. 
It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit. EEOC also works to prevent discrimination before it occurs through outreach, education, and technical assistance programs. 
If you have any questions about the laws enforced by EEOC or about compliance with those laws in specific workplace situations should attend this workshop." Know your rights! 

Date & Time: May 8th, 2024 from 10:00AM-1:00PM EST
Mount Wachusett Community College, Room H171 (Multipurpose Room)

- Nicole R. Butler, Investigator, Enforcement Unit U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Elizabeth A. Marcus, Esq., Mediator

Want to host a Professional Development Opportunity or have suggestions on what you would like to see MEOA host? 

Contact the Board of Directors today at with suggestions.