Boston Kicks-Off Racial Equity Initiative!
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Boston Kicks-Off Racial Equity Initiative!

“Boston has a problem with racism.” ---Mayor Martin J. Walsh

It’s not often that an elected official will speak so bluntly about the state of their city, but that’s exactly what Mayor Walsh said at the request of an attendee to a room of over 700 Bostonians on Saturday, November 19th. For many of us, this idea is not new. Boston is a majority-people of color city, and many of us have conversations on a regular basis. However, this is the first citywide conversation of this scale with the full leadership and support from the Mayor. It is important that we begin to have these conversations together in an effort to build a shared understanding of the history that brought us here, the way racism works, and how we work towards racial equity. The event, Boston Talks About Racism, was the kick-off event to frame racism and announce an ongoing series of conversations that we will partner with communities and organizations across the city in 2017. 

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[Conference] 2017 Othering and Belonging Conference

Registration is now open for the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society (HIFIS) 2017 Othering and Belonging Conference.You can find registration details here or click here to directly register. The Government Alliance on Race and Equity is a joint project of HIFIS and the Center for Social Inclusion.  Registration has already gotten off to a great start. Thank you to everyone who registered already – we are looking forward to seeing you in Oakland on April 29! We have included some updated details on registration below. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us or call our conference line at 510-642-3326. 

Job Announcements

Seattle Fire Department is hiring a Human Resources Strategic Advisor to support the Department's work in eliminating racial inequities in programs and services, conducting racial equity analyses of Department programs and services, and leading racial equity toolkit processes and training.

City of Tacoma's Office of Equity and Human Rights seeks a Management Analyst II
to help achieve the City's five goals related to equity and empowerment, including racial equity. This position is part of a small team responsible for supporting departmental and community activities and initiatives that reduce institutional and structural barriers to equity.


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