New resource guide!

GARE is happy to share the “Advancing Racial Equity and Transforming Government: A Resource Guide for Putting Ideas into Action.”

Over the past decade, a growing field of practice has emerged. This Resource Guide is based on the lessons learned from practitioners, as well as experts from academia and advocacy organizations.

Across the country, more and more cities, counties, and states are making commitments to achieve racial equity. When government focuses on the power and influence of their own institution and works in partnership with others, significant leverage and expansion opportunities emerge, setting the stage for the achievement of racial equity in our communities.

Across the country, we have seen the introduction of many policies and programmatic efforts to advance racial equity. These individual approaches are important, but are not sufficient. To achieve racial equity, government needs a comprehensive strategy to normalize conversations about race, operationalize new policies and organizational cultures, and organize to achieve racial equity.

We have seen success with advancing racial equity and government transformation with the following six strategies:

  1. Use a racial equity framework.
  2. Build organizational capacity.
  3. Implement racial equity tools.
  4. Be data-driven.
  5. Partner with other institutions and communities.
  6. Communicate and act with urgency.
Check out the entire guide, or focus on the sections that are most responsive to your current work.
View Resource Guide
New Cohorts to Advance Racial Equity

Advancing Racial Equity: Putting Theory Into Action

The Government Alliance on Race and Equity, with support from the California Endowment, is launching two new cohorts of governmental jurisdictions, one in the Bay Area and the other in Southern California, that will be working to advance racial equity.

The cohorts will begin in January of 2016. If you have a team that wants to participate, determine a team lead who will be responsible for registering no later than November 13.
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