The toolkit by GARE shares the stories and lessons learned from local government leaders across the country who have built (and continue to build) racial equity strategies. We have seen success with advancing racial equity and government transformation with the following six strategies: (1) Using a racial equity framework, (2) Building organizational capacity, (3) Implementing racial equity tools, (4) Being data-driven, (5) Partnering with other institutions and communities, (6) Communicating and act with urgency.
This guide by GARE outlines a policy framework fleshed out with equitable development strategies and accompanying best practices that local governments have adopted to address the historical and current context of inequity. Cutting across all these strategies is the need for citywide equitable growth policies and targeted investments that both explicitly aim to achieve measurable outcomes tracked over time.
This Tools and Resources page includes:
- Materials from GARE events, including national and regional convenings and webinars
- Issue papers that describe topics and approaches that have impact, as well as examples from cities and counties that provide the opportunity to learn from the experiences of others.
- Tools for racial equity, including a Racial Equity Tool from the Alliance that captures an overall approach to integrating racial equity into routine decision making, as well as examples from GARE’s cohort of jurisdictions at the forefront of racial equity
- Videos that tell the stories of GARE’s work
The Strategic Plan to Advance Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is the culmination of Metro’s efforts to articulate how the agency intends to advance equity in its crucial work in the Portland metropolitan region. The Strategic Plan builds on the extensive equity work that Metro departments and venues have been conducting for a number of years. Moving forward, the Strategic Plan will provide a unified strategic direction and additional focus for the crucial equity work currently underway at Metro, both agency-wide and in specific departments and venues. (2016)
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