Posts categorized under Race & Social Justice Archives - Civil Rights Now

Juneteenth: A celebration and reflection

Juneteenth is a time for celebration and reflection. For more than 150 years, Black people across America, especially in the South, have hosted jubilees on June 19 to celebrate the joy and resilience of the Black community. At the same time, the day can be a painful reminder of how… [ Keep reading ]

City Racial Equity Actions: 2022 Highlights

Since the Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) launched the City Racial Equity Actions webpage in 2021, departments across the City of Seattle have uploaded 396 Racial Equity Plans (REP). The database is now updated with new projects that will start in 2022. It contains short-term and long-term projects to… [ Keep reading ]

New racial equity research tools

City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative releases new Racial Equity Research and City Actions websites The Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) at the City of Seattle launched new websites with in-depth information and data about racial equity issues in the Seattle area, as well as a database of actions the City… [ Keep reading ]

Now hiring: Race and Social Justice Initiative Division Director

Passionate about leading race and social justice work in the City of Seattle? Learn more about the position and apply! The Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) is seeking a leader centered by their commitment to racial equity and empowerment to lead a high-impact team to support the City of Seattle’s Race and… [ Keep reading ]

The Shape of Trust

Seattle Race and Social Justice Initiative releases new guide for creating transformational, anti-racist workplaces Seattle – September 20, 2021 The Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) at the City of Seattle is proud to present the next stage in a project years in the making. The Shape of Trust provides tools for supervisors, managers, HR advisers, and others organizing for transformational, anti-racist change. Arts, culture, mindfulness, and embodiment are used to create organizational cultures rooted… [ Keep reading ]

How data helps youth succeed—I Love Census Data

From the Department of Neighborhoods: This series brings together community members, city agencies and staff, data professionals, and community artists for interactive presentations and conversation. You will learn about city facts and statistics and, most importantly, talk about what all this Census data tells you about your city. We will be sure to connect the data to the lived… [ Keep reading ]

Seeking Environmental Justice: Heat waves disproportionately affect BIPOC communities

The history of housing and urban policies have made certain neighborhoods within the Seattle area astronomically more at risk of health disparities during hot summer days.

The Shape of Trust: Stories of racism, racial equity, and belonging in the workplace

Free tickets available for live performances on June 4, 5, and 13 Based on stories of racism, racial equity, resilience and belonging collected from the City of Seattle workforce, The Shape of Trust examines ways racism and its intersections with sexism and other forms of oppression are embedded in the… [ Keep reading ]