As CNHED officially opens registration for its inaugural Equitable Communities conference, we’d like to express our deepest apologies to the Jewish Community for an inexcusable oversight in planning. We deeply regret that the conference was scheduled on Yom Kippur (October 5th) and acknowledge that this inhibits a portion of our allies, advocates, members, and partners from participating — most notably, those who have historically stood up for equity in enormous ways.
Our original contract with the Reagan Building dates back to February 2020, before the pandemic. As we progressed through numerous postponements, the contracted event date ultimately landed on October 5th, 2022. We sincerely apologize for this scheduling error and it should not have happened. CNHED prides itself in fostering a culture that celebrates and embraces diversity in all forms and one that champions people of all abilities, backgrounds, ethnicity, race, faith, and sexual orientation. We have updated our scheduling policies and procedures to ensure such oversights will not be made in the future.
If you have any further questions on this matter, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.