The City of Seattle created its Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) in 2005, under the leadership of Mayor Greg Nickels. When Seattle created the RSJI, no other city in the country had created an initiative that focused on institutional racism. The creation of RSJI was motivated both by community pressure and by city staff who had already started work to address institutional and structural racism.
GARE is happy to share the “Advancing Racial Equity and Transforming Government: A Resource Guide for Putting Ideas into Action.”Download
The Government Alliance on Race and Equity is pleased to share the new “Racial Equity Toolkit: An Opportunity to Operationalize Equity.”Download