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File #: [22-0064]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Passed
File created: 1/11/2022 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 1/26/2022 Final action: 1/26/2022
Title: Consider Adopting the OneOrange Countywide Racial Equity Framework.
Attachments: 1. Draft Racial Equity Joint Presentation, 2. One Orange Countywide Racial Equity Plan, 3. Staff Presentation, 4. Council Questions with Staff Responses, 5. A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE ONEORANGE COUNTYWIDE RACIAL EQUITY FRAMEWORK (2022-01-26/R-7)
Related files: [20-0764], [21-0005], [21-0561], [23-0098], [23-0152], [22-0281]

Consider Adopting the OneOrange Countywide Racial Equity Framework.

Loryn Clark, Deputy Town Manager
Town Manager's Office
Shenekia Weeks, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Overview: In January 2020 the Government Alliance on Race and Equity Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force, One Orange, established subcommittees to work on each plan section. One Orange comprises staff from the Towns of Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, and Orange County.
One Orange is committed to creating a community where race no longer predicts life outcomes and is eager to share this plan with the community. There are five mutually reinforcing pillars of the Racial Equity Framework. Each is represented by a multi-jurisdictional subcommittee led by at least one jurisdictional member and includes staff from each jurisdiction. The subcommittees are Training, Racial Equity Tool Kit, now more aptly named the Racial Equity Assessment Lens (REAL), Community Engagement, Racial Equity Index, and Evaluation and Accountability. Through the work of these committees, a draft plan was established.

That the Council receive and adopt the OneOrange Countywide Racial Equity Framework: Catalyst for Moving Forward.


In June 2021, the Orange County Board of Commissioners received the Orange County Racial Equity Plan: A Framework for Moving Forward1. Since June 2021, the One Orange staff team organized community outreach events, shared the draft plan with the community, and received valuable feedback.
Three general sessions, held online, were designed to inform, involve, and consult with the community by sharing the purpose and status of the draft plan and by asking a series of questions to gauge if the plan met the community's interests and needs in advancing racial equity. The responses were used to create questionnaire for targeted outreach engagement. Information about the racial equity plan was provided along with the questionnai...

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