The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the structural inequities that cause injustice and significant racial disparities throughout the city. The work to recover from this crisis offers an opportunity to remake, reframe, and restructure DC’s government to equitably support all residents and ensure they have better opportunities for health, happiness, and prosperity. The REACH (formerly REAR)Continue reading “Call to Councilmembers for Racial Equity (2020)”
The movement for racial equity in government started over a decade ago in the West Coast, and since has active legislation and policy initiatives across the country. One of the first places to pass a racial equity legislation was King County, the most populous County in Washington State, passing the Equity and Social Justice ordinanceContinue reading “Background on the Movement for Racial Equity”
According to the DC Policy Center, local and state governments are increasingly using the Racial Equity Impact Assessment (REIA) framework to evaluate the potential impact of policies and proposals. REIAs offer system examination of how different racial ethnic groups will likely be affected by a proposed action or decision; and are used to reduce, eliminateContinue reading “What is the Racial Equity Impact Assessment (REIA)?”
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