Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee

Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee

The Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee (EMAC) advises the MTA Board of Directors on improving communication between the state association and its minority membership. The EMAC has the responsibility of monitoring the implementation of the EMAC Plan and to continue the minority training program and initiate new ones as determined necessary. It identifies new ethnic-minority members to monitor the minority involvement plan, communicates to the membership via mass media to advise and assist the Board and locals regarding minority affairs.

The Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee is committed to developing programs that will strengthen the voice of minority educators within our association. With that goal in mind, we’ve drafted a quick survey to help us determine how best to use our resources. Please click here to take our short survey.
Christine Boseman, EMAC chair

Chair: Christine Boseman, Classified Staff Union, UMass Boston
Hao Loi, Massachusetts Community College Council
Julia Monteiro-Johnson, Retired
Paul Odongo, Southbridge
Shirley Peaks, Springfield:
Candace Shivers, Massachusetts Community College Council
Susan Baker, Member Ex Officio, Falmouth 
Barbara Madeloni, Member Ex Officio, MTA President


MTA Staff Consultant: Linda Ferrari, lferrari@massteacher.org
MTA Staff Consultant: Lisa Nazzaro, lnazzaro@massteacher.org

MTA Ethnic Minority Affairs Conference 2013
Participants at the 2013 conference heard from ethnic minorities who faced and surmounted roadblocks to became leaders. Click here for coverage of the two-day event held on Dec. 6 and 7. Photos are available on Flickr.

MTA Ethnic Minority Affairs Conference 2012
 “Celebrating Our Diverse Cultural Backgrounds" was the theme of the MTA Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee’s 2012 conference, held on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. View photos on Flickr or check out the wrap up on Storify.

MTA Ethnic Minority Affairs Conference 2011
MTA President Paul Toner and Newton Mayor Setti Warren spoke at the 2011 conference, which was focused on building leaders among MTA's minority members. View photos on Flickr.

Learn more about EMAC on YouTube.

For more information on EMAC, visit our website.