What is GARE’s approach to addressing racial inequities?
GARE leverages a multi-sector approach to address racial inequity. GARE proactively integrates areas of expertise of each of the partners, working intentionally to build the movement for racial equity across multiple sectors, including academia, government, and community-based organizations. The GARE Membership Network is organized via a Steering Committee and committees based on work plan priorities, including regional networks and subject area working groups. In addition, a Technical Assistance Advisory Group is made up of national leaders on racial equity. These leaders are experts in topics, and provide issue and practice expertise to GARE.
What does it mean to be a member? What are member benefits?
GARE’s focus is working with governmental jurisdictions. We recognize, however, that more comprehensive government engagement is often seeded by work within individual departments, people and community based organizations. Therefore, we offer three types of membership, Core Membership, Associate Membership, and Affiliate Membership.Membership is on an annual basis. Jurisdictions may become members at any point during the year, with renewals taking place on an annual basis. Click here to learn more.
How do I become a GARE Member?
Jurisdictions interested in becoming Core or Associate members of GARE should complete the application form available here.
What responsibilities do I have as a Member?
The GARE Network is built on principles of solidarity, mutual learning, and exchange of promising practice. As such, there are basic expectations of members:
- Participate. Join monthly online programming, the GARE Network portal, and conferences and convenings.
- Implement the GARE Approach and Racial Equity Tool, and other GARE Resources.
- Contribute to the Field of Practice. Members are expected to share their experiences and promising practices regularly through monthly programming, the GARE Network portal, through the co-creation of new tools, resources, and publications for the field.
- Spread the Word. The network is only as strong as its members’ willingness to grow it. Invite neighboring and allied municipal partners to join, share public resources, and talk about GARE to peers in government.
How does the network communicate?
We primarily communicate through the GARE Network portal, an online forum that connects racial equity practitioners who are advancing racial equity work in GARE member jurisdictions. Racial equity practitioners should join the GARE network portal to create and cultivate peer-to-peer connections with practitioners working in their home jurisdiction and across the country. Use the GARE network portal to stay up-to-date on upcoming monthly online programming, conferences and convenings, as well as new tools and resources that are in development. New-to-the network racial equity practitioners can sign up for an account here.