Army officials will conduct several virtual “Your Voice Matters” listening sessions April 6-8 for Fort Knox military and civilian personnel to discuss the impacts of diversity, equity and inclusion as a part of Project Inclusion.
Facilitated by Laura Massey and Sgt. Maj. Jason Barton from Equity and Inclusion Agency, the project is designed to be a holistic effort to enact initiatives that promote mutual dignity and respect in the military environment. Officials say this listening tour is a response to the death of George Floyd May 25, 2020, and the worldwide protests, riots and civil unrest that followed.
The Army’s listening tour began July 8, 2020, and Army officials said it involves leaders at all echelons who are encouraged to set the example and reaffirm Army Values.
The Fort Knox listening sessions, seven in all, have been scheduled to occur on MS Teams April 6 at 10:30 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m., and April 7 at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Leaders have provided a link that participants can click on during a preferred date and time to log in. Once in, participants can use the mailbox link to include comments or questions during sessions.
Leaders are requesting participants to fill out feedback forms after each session concludes and then send them to the Equity and Inclusion Agency mailbox.