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Did You Know the City Has an Office of Equity and Inclusion?

We are here to help create a Raleigh for all

Our Office of Equity and Inclusion was created in July 2020 to support our diverse community – and we’ve been hard at work. 

What we’ve done so far:

  • Hosted several social equity book club sessions covering a wide range of topics including race, immigration and LGBTQ experiences. 
  • Sponsored a Talk Inclusion Series with Shaw University on race, racism and social equity
  • Standardized the definition of equity and inclusion for the City of Raleigh
  • Organized and led Raleigh’s first Town Hall on Racial Equity and led employee processing sessions in each department
  • Continuing to provide staff support for multiple boards and commissions for fair housing, substance use, Hispanic and immigrant affairs, police advisory, human relations and compassion and people with disabilities. 

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About the Office of Equity and Inclusion

The City of Raleigh’s Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) works to prioritize racial equity to dismantle the policies and systems that have created and sustained inequities across social indicators like income and education. 

The office works to embed equity throughout the organization by examining programs, policies and practices through a lens of equity. The work of the office falls into four key focus areas: Human relations, civil rights, community health, and equity and inclusion.

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When we achieve racial equity, all people in Raleigh will benefit. We cannot do this alone, so we invite you to join us by subscribing to our "Equity and Inclusion News" e-mail list. That way you can be a part of building a better Raleigh for all.