OUR DULUTH is a community where we all belong and thrive. This agenda conveys principles we must use to overcome racial disparities in education, employment, housing, health, and safety, faced by people of color and indigenous people in Duluth.
Key principles in the agenda call for the adoption and implementation of a racial equity framework to guide all city policymaking, as well as leadership that better represents all people, creating authentic community engagement that allows the perspectives of underrepresented communities to guide policymaking and practice. The agenda also calls for policy change on issues including employment, housing, policing, education, parks, and the arts.
Voices for Racial Justice and a partnership of organizations committed to building racial equity in Duluth released the first racial equity agenda for their community on April 6, 2016 at Myers-Wilkins Elementary School Cafeteria, 1027 North 8th Ave East Duluth, MN 55805. The 2016 OUR DULUTH Racial Equity Agenda shares a vision where racial and cultural equity reside not just in dreams, but in reality.
- All Nations
- Anishinabe Ode
- CHUM Duluth
- Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial Committee
- Community Action Duluth
- Community Health Team – Duluth
- Cross Cultural Alliance Duluth
- Myer Wilkins Collaborative School
- NAACP Duluth
- Our Bemichiigamaag Racial Justice Warriors
- Together for Health Leadership Team – Duluth
- Twin Ports African American Men’s Group