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File #: [20-0764]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Information Items Status: Filed
File created: 10/13/2020 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 11/4/2020 Final action: 11/4/2020
Title: Government Alliance on Race and Equity Update.
Attachments: 1. Council Questions with Staff Response
Related files: [21-0561]

Government Alliance on Race and Equity Update.

Rae Buckley, Director Organizational and Strategic Initiatives
Town Manager's Office
Sarah Vinas, Assistant Director of Housing and Community
Housing and Community

Overview: This memorandum provides information about the Town of Chapel Hill's participation in the North Carolina Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) Learning Community and how it connects to ongoing Diversity Equity and Inclusion efforts and collaboration with Orange County, Hillsborough, and Carrboro.

That the Council receive a status report on the racial equity framework that will serve as a foundation for the Town's Racial Equity Plan and a guide for how the Town of Chapel Hill will use a racial equity lens during decision making and resource allocation.

Overview of the GARE Program and County-wide Racial Equity Framework
* The Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) is a national network of government agencies working to advance racial equity. GARE brings together governments throughout the country to provide racial equity training, racial equity tools, sharing best practices, peer-to-peer learning, and academic resources to help strengthen work across jurisdictions.
* Orange County, Carrboro and Chapel Hill are enrolled with six other North Carolina municipalities in the 2020-21 GARE Learning Community. This is a program that uses training and team projects to learn how to build a Racial Equity Plan using GARE's racial equity tools and strategies.
* The GARE leadership from Orange County, Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough are drafting a shared framework for building a racial equity program to be the foundation for individual Racial Equity Plans. The goal of this effort is to create a common language and set of principles to be the foundation for our racial equity work.
* We will organize principles and strategies in these categories:
1. Organizational Capacity: Ide...

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