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Context / Timeline for Racial Equity Efforts

2021:

  • Proposed executive budget provides for DOA reorganization to advance racial equity.

2020:

  • Mayor Barrett issues Policy Statement on Racial Equity and Inclusion
  • Mayoral Directive on Promoting Racial Equity and Inclusion
  • Mayor Barrett convenes Race, Equity and Justice workgroup

2019:

  • Construction commences on OAAA, completed in 2020
  • ERC completes strategic planning framework
  • Common Council declares racism a public health crisis
  • City joins GARE and participates in 2019 Learning Community
  • City forms Region of Choice diverse talent initiative with MPS, MMAC

2017:

  • Blueprint for Peace launched by OVP

2016:

  • ERC moved from DER to DOA
  • Common Council votes to establish Office of African American Affairs (OAAA)

2015-16:

  • DOA ramps up Racial Equity and Equal Rights efforts, multiple new positions created

2013-14:

  • Black Male Achievement Advisory Council, My Brother’s Keeper Action Plan, OVP Transformation

2009:

  • Equal Rights Commission (ERC) re-established within DER

2005:

  • Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative launched

2004:

  • Promoting racial, social, economic justice established as goals in achieving City Mission Statement

 

 

 

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