05/31/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/31/2023 13:32
For Immediate Release: May 31, 2023
Alexandria, Va.- The City of Alexandria's Race and Social Equity (RASE) Office will release the Racial Equity Toolkit in a community event on Thursday, June 8 at 3 p.m., at the Del Pepper Community Resource Center (4850 Mark Center Dr.), Conference Room 1305. Please register for the event by filling out the Racial Equity Toolkit Launch Registration Form.
For the past three years, RASE has been working to develop the Racial Equity Toolkit to promote equity throughout our community, which the City of Alexandria is now releasing for use by City agencies and community organizations to support the design of equity-driven policies, programs, and initiatives.
The Racial Equity Toolkit helps users adopt tangible and sustainable practices that promote racial equity in programs, policies, and initiatives; recognize racial equity as both a process and an outcome; and more effectively engage historically marginalized communities across Alexandria in equity-driven decision-making.
A series of opportunities will be available to engage with residents regarding the forthcoming equity resources as the City moves toward a more intentionally equitable future.
Since hiring the City's first Race and Social Equity Officer, internal and external contributors to the City's equity commitment have begun engaging in equity training, identifying, and addressing inequities in their services and applying an equity lens to their work to determine how to best serve all Alexandrians.
In 2021, City Council adopted the ALL Alexandria Resolution, the city's commitment to race and social equity through increased knowledge, understanding and dynamic engagement throughout the Alexandria community. View the ALL Alexandria Resolution video.
For more information about ALL Alexandria, visit alexandriava.gov/Equity.
For inquiries, please contact Office of Communications Director Ebony Fleming at [email protected] or 703.402.1745.
About the City of Alexandria
Founded in 1749, the City of Alexandria is a full-service, independent, city in Virginia with a AAA/aaa credit rating and a national reputation for progressive and responsible government. With a fast-paced business environment and walkable neighborhoods, Alexandria is a world-class destination where businesses and nonprofits choose to call home. Alexandria's ample office space and urban amenities offer room to grow - a value unmatched in the region. Located minutes from the nation's capital, Alexandria's old-world charm and cutting-edge innovation are the perfect mix for attracting a diverse community, talented workforce, and enthusiastic visitors.