Register for the GARE Webinar: Actions Local Jurisdictions Can Take to Protect Immigrants and Refugees
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[Webinar] Actions Local Jurisdictions Can Take to Protect Immigrants and Refugees

When: Friday, February 24th, from 1:00-2:30pm EST

Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) members are working to advance racial equity and achieve improved outcomes across all communities. The recent series of executive orders are counter to our work, and threaten the safety and well-being of our immigrant and refugee communities. Please join us for this timely webinar to learn about concrete actions that cities and counties can take to protect local immigrant and refugee populations.

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GARE Welcomes Marin County as its Newest Member!

Equity, Economy, Environment and Education (the 4 E’s) have been a top priority for Marin County since 2007. GARE has helped the County accelerate their equity initiatives over the last year. The County’s work with GARE aligns with their 5 Year Business Plan 2015-2020. In particular, diversity and inclusion is one of the four focus areas in the Plan and serves as the foundation and lens for the entire plan. 

Joining GARE in 2016 helped the County be more strategic in developing relationships and strengthening their allies.They’ll be sending a second group to participate in the 2017 GARE California cohort to expand on the Plan that the first group created. Marin County looks forward to working with GARE to advance racial equity in their County and beyond.

For more information about GARE, click here

[Webinar] Equitable Development as a Tool to Advance Racial Equity

When: Wednesday, February 15th, from  2:00-3:00pm EST

When we achieve equitable development, we increase the capacity of people of color to strengthen their communities and determine their own future and that of their neighborhoods. To achieve this ideal, we need a systemic approach that can create those kinds of outcomes.

Please join us to hear how Seattle; Portland, Oregon; Fairfax, Virginia; and Alameda County are using a racial equity lens to inform large scale planning efforts within their jurisdictions.

For more information, or to register, click here.

In the News

Louisville Metro has been working toward racial equity — of both native and foreign-born people — as the key to resilience and success. “If freedom of one group is compromised today, we are all at risk tomorrow,” said Louisville Metro Mayor Greg Fischer at a Jan. 30 recent rally at the city’s Ali Center. 

Michigan Department of Civil Rights Director, Agustin V. Arbulu, issues following statement in response to Trump's executive orders:

“When government treats entire groups of people based on its worst elements, it not only harms other members of the group, it hurts us all. It is particularly damaging in times like now, when we must work to mend our divisions, not multiply them.  Relying on stereotypes instead of facts will always foster unintended consequences, like bias, hate and prejudice.  It strengthens our enemies and drives away our friends.

During this time of uncertainty and confusion, we urge everyone to act with restraint and not in ways that foster fear and division."

To read his full statement, click here.
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