Our Racial justice initiatives aim to make sure all of us have access and support to thrive from childhood to retirement. We're focused on social and economic resilience in a City affected by historic and current divisions of race and class and solutions for the future.
Take a Look at Artivism This Year
Watch a recap of the program in 2023.
'I AM': Black History Month Documentary (2023)
Watch our short documentary highlighting Black history.
EXTRAordinary Women Reception
Check out the first annual Extraordinary Women’s Reception
Dialogue to Action (D2A)
Dialogue to Action (D2A) aims to gather some of the best leaders and free thinkers in Boston…tackling the issues of race in communities, to exercise healthy dialogue, to turn into rightful action.
Boston Gives Back: Winter Wonderland
Every year during the holidays, we aim to unite the community. We embrace every culture and heritage, finding a way to give back through gifts and celebration.
Songs of Free Men
A musical debut in America’s oldest extant Black church, The African Meeting House, highlights the power of music during a time where enslaved people had to use songs as secret messages or cries of freedom to survive and emancipate themselves.
Juneteenth Flag Raising 2023
The Black Employee Network and the Equity and Inclusion Cabinet joined for a special Juneteenth flag raising event to celebrate the end of slavery and honor contributions of African Americans to our society.
Racial Equity and Leadership Training
CITYWIDE TRAINING IN RACIAL EQUITY AND LEADERSHIP
The Racial Equity and Leadership (REAL) training is a collaboration with Health Resources in Action (HRiA), to train the City’s 18,000 staff. This was prompted by the 2019 executive order on Resilience and Racial Equity. The REAL training series provides foundational knowledge and skills that mobilize the City of Boston employees to collectively advance racial equity.
- Step 1: eLearning session about overcoming unconscious bias
- Step 2: Session about laying the foundation for racial equity
- Step 3: Session about transforming our systems
Artivism student program
This initiative focuses on the power of youth voice and art as a tool for social inquiry.
our programs and initiativesinitiatives
Task Force on Reparations
The task force will help the Mayor and the City of Boston on healing racial inequities for descendants of slavery.
Artivism Student Program
The Artivism Student Project focuses on the power of youth voice and art as a tool for social inquiry.
News and AnnouncementsNews
Equity and Inclusion Cabinet Announces Second Annual Artivism Student Program
Members of Reparations Task Force Announced