The City of Alexandria’s Race and Social Equity 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. 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. Now the City of Alexandria is now releasing the toolkit for use by City agencies and community organizations to support the design of equity-driven policies, programs, and initiatives.
According to the City, 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. The toolkit could give insight into how City of Alexandria departments and agencies will evaluate equity.
Residents will have series of opportunities to engage on 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, according to the City of Alexandria release.
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. For more information about ALL Alexandria, visit alexandriava.gov/Equity.