City of Bloomington joins GARE and Leads Indiana in Achieving Racial Equity
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Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE), is a national membership organization that focuses on building the field of practice to advance racial equity within and through government. GARE recognizes that racial inequities currently exist across all indicators for success, including in education, criminal justice, jobs, housing, public infrastructure and health, regardless of intent, region of the country or size of jurisdiction. City governments play a central role in the creation and maintenance of racial inequity, and did so explicitly for centuries and has done so for 50+ years implicitly via policies and practices that perpetuate inequities, even when they are color-blind or race-neutral. Government will continue to perpetuate racial inequities unless there are intentional and strategic interventions that lead to transformation. GARE believes, that organizing in government with the belief that the transformation of government is essential for us to advance racial equity and is critical to our success as a nation. GARE’s strategies include: Organizing a membership network of jurisdictions that are working to advance racial equity; Expanding pathways for new jurisdictions to begin doing racial equity work via work with individual jurisdictions’ and Supporting and building local and regional collaborations that are broadly inclusive and focused on achieving racial equity.
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