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File #: 190098    Version: 0
Type: Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 6/18/2019 In control: STEERING & RULES COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action:
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution committing the City of Milwaukee to take actions towards achieving racial equality, and transforming the systems and institutions of racism that impact the health and well-being of the community.
Sponsors: ALD. HAMILTON
Attachments: 1. Proposed Substitute A, 2. Letter from the Commissioner of Health re 190098.pdf
Number
190098
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Sponsor
ALD. HAMILTON
Title
Resolution committing the City of Milwaukee to take actions towards achieving racial equality, and transforming the systems and institutions of racism that impact the health and well-being of the community.
Analysis
This resolution commits the City, in collaboration with the Department of Employee Relations and the Equal Rights Commission, to take actions towards achieving racial equality, including, but not limited to, transforming the systems and institutions of racism that impact the health and well-being of the community. Specifically, the resolution commits the City to the following actions to address racism:

1. Assess internal policy and procedures to ensure racial equity is a core element of City operations.

2. Work to create an inclusive organization identifying specific activities to increase diversity across its workforce and in leadership positions.

3. Incorporate inclusion and equity into organizational practice, offer educational trainings and activities to expand employees’ understanding of how racism affects individuals, the health of marginalized populations, and provide tools to assist members to engage actively and authentically with communities of color.

4. Advocate for relevant policies that improve health in communities of color, and support local, state and federal initiatives that advance social justice, while also encouraging individual employee advocacy.

5. Encourage other local, state, and national entities to recognize racism as a public health crisis.

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Whereas, Milwaukee is considered one of the most racially segregated cities in the United States; and

Whereas, Communities of color are disproportionately impacted by social determinants of health, such as increased exposure to lead, poor air quality, lack of safe places to walk, bike or run, and inadequate health education; and

Whereas, The racial segregation in Milwaukee results in wide healt...

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