One of the things The Fed has always tried to do is provide a safe space to have the difficult, and sometimes uncomfortable, conversations. As a member organization our strength comes from our diverse perspectives and the ability to engage in meaningful dialogue. By participating in these discussions our belief is that we have each agreed to a social contract of sorts to uphold this space as a safe space for diverse opinions.
We ask you to be mindful of how you talk about what happens in this circle outside of this circle. We appreciate there will be information shared when we gather that you will want to take back to your colleagues and board members. We ask that you do this without attributing comments to individuals and to be mindful of the context in which your colleagues are sharing. These are challenging times and we may speak with a bit more passion than usual—we ask you to be kind in how you share what you hear in this space. Thank you.