To strengthen local elected officials’ knowledge and capacity to eliminate racial disparities, heal racial divisions, and build more equitable communities, REAL offers the following resources and reports.
Repository of City Racial Equity Policies and Decisions
These pages include examples of concrete policy and budgetary changes local elected officials have made to prioritize racial equity in their cities, towns, and villages.
Responding to Racial Tension in Your City: A Municipal Action Guide
Responding to Racial Tension in Your City provides important contextual and tactical information to support your municipality’s efforts to respond effectively.
Advancing Racial Equity in Your City: A Municipal Action Guide
Advancing Racial Equity in Your City compiles six immediate steps for improving outcomes for all residents.
My Brother’s Keeper Landscape
City leaders respond the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge by tackling the disparities that face our nation’s boys and young men of color (BYMoC). The City Leader’s Compass to the My Brother’s Keeper Landscape highlights a comprehensive set of tangible steps cities can take to change systems and improve outcomes for BYMoC.
Racial Equity Resolution
Show your commitment to equity by adopting an equity resolution. NLC has created a template and talking points that explain why pursuing equity is good for local government.
Learn how cities and their elected leaders around the country are advancing racial equity in their communities.
Sign up for a quarterly newsletter from REAL intended for local leaders that want to learn about upcoming training, online resources, and the tools to help residents from all backgrounds thrive.
Hear from local leaders and REAL staff about racial equity issues that matter to municipalities via NLC’s CitiesSpeak blog.
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