Join us, December 7th, in celebration of the completion of the 2016 MN cohort!
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Join us, December 7th, in celebration of the completion of the 2016 MN cohort!

In 2016, teams representing nineteen jurisdictions, including cities, counties and the state, participated in a year-long learning program to increase the ability of government to proactively advance racial equity. On December 7th, we will come together to hear from the teams about the work they have launched. Glenn Harris, president of the Center for Social Inclusion, and a panel of local leaders, will also reflect on the urgency of this moment and the importance of a public sector that is for the public good. Food and drink available from 5:30 to 6, with the program beginning at 6.


Sign up to become a part of the 2017 MN cohort! 

The Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE), in partnership with the League of Minnesota Cities (LMC), is pleased to announce two new Minnesota cohorts of governmental jurisdictions that will be systemically advancing racial equity in 2017. One cohort will be for jurisdictions beginning to work on racial equity and the other will be an “Advanced Implementation” series. For more information, or to register, click here.

Laying the groundwork for interagency collaboration to improve racial equity in Oregon!


On October 19th, key staff from the City of Portland, Multnomah County and Oregon Metro laid the groundwork for interagency collaboration to improve racial equity in the region.  Each agency is moving forward with an ambitious racial equity workplan but working across jurisdictional boundaries is a first.  The group realizes that there are multiple opportunities for mutual support as well as benefits of working together on shared programs, initiatives and trainings.  Leadership development is a priority for all three agencies.  GARE facilitated the work session with eleven staff:  Patty Unfred, Juan Carlos Ocana-Chiu, Scotty Ellis (Oregon Metro); Scotty Scott, Jonathan Ostar (Multnomah County); Dante James, Judith Mowry, Danielle Brooks, Jeff Selby, Ryan Curren, Loretta Capeheart (City of Portland).

The People Behind the Movement

Who are the people leading the movement for racial equity within government? Over the past few months, we’ve been interviewing practitioners across the country who are working to tackle structural racism through government in their own communities.

In this installment, GARE research assistant Juan Sebastian Arias interviews Elizabeth Tolzmann, a government staff person in Bloomington, MN.


Click here for more information.

Sharing our Field of Practice

City of Portland Launches Racial Equity Toolkit
In late September, 2016, the City of Portland’s Office of Equity and Human Rights (OEHR) launched its Racial Equity Toolkit (RET) during training sessions co-hosted by Nora Liu from the Center for Social Inclusion and the Government Alliance on Race and Equity.

Click here for more information. 

City of Madison Reaffirms their Valurs of Inclusion, Equity, and Justice. 

the City of Madison will continue to educate the public about the civil rights of residents and the responsibilities of employers and proprietors of public accommodation establishments, and will continue to enforce anti-discriminations laws.

Read the full resolution here.
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