The City of Beverly's Racial Equity Audit Report 

is complete and available to view HERE

Over the course of this past year, the City of Beverly has retained the consulting services of HR&A Advisors to conduct a racial equity audit of our city policies, procedures and programs. The racial equity audit will help to ensure we are acting with intent to assess whether and how past institutional practices of racism and unconscious bias have and continue to influence city policies and practices within the City of Beverly. We welcome your commitment and partnership in working towards these goals and building a more diverse, inclusive and equitable Beverly.

Upcoming City Events

The City of Beverly is in the process of hiring a new Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Director. Stay tuned for more details!

Past City Events

Pride Day CelebrationThe Office of DEI, in partnership with the Human Rights Committee, led a ceremony to raise the progress flag and celebrate our LGBTQ+ community.

CLICK HERE to watch a video of this event
Juneteenth CelebrationOffice of DEI, Beverly’s Race Equity Tasks Force and Beverly Public Schools, celebrated and recognized Juneteenth on June 16, 2021. Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States.

CLICK HERE to watch a video of this event
Community Conversation on SymbolismThe Office of DEI and Beverly’s Race Equity Task Force presented a community conversation regarding symbolism. Symbols (history and perceptions) and their impact on individuals and society. We discussed how and why some symbols can generate pride and hope, while others can hurt, threaten, and harm—and why context matters. Our panel had an open and honest conversation and field questions from community members.
Reading of Frederick Douglass’ “What to the Slave is Your Fourth of July”In partnership with the Waring School and the Beverly Human Rights Committee, students, city leaders and community members read sections of Frederick Douglass’ speech. Closing remarks by DEI Director.