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There is no such thing as race. None. There is just a human race – scientifically, anthropologically. Racism is a construct, a social construct, it has a social function, racism. by Tony Morrison.

As we reflect on the past year with the lens of racism, we see how intrinsic the meaning of racism has infected every quality-of-life aspect that most white Americans take for granted.The Grassroots Equity Commission goals are deconstructing what is not working around racial equity; and healing and transforming our structures, our environments, and ourselves..

The Grassroots Equity Commission is developed to address the state-sponsored sabotage of basic quality of life institutions in our communities such as education, safety, housing, healthcare, climate / environmental and economic development. 

The Commission approach allows organizations to collectively address the growing inequities of federal government-based initiatives that impact our communities.  

The Grassroots Equity Commission is composed of 2 to 3 members of organizations in different quality of life areas, who will be the official coalition liaison to the federal decision makers.

 The Grassroots Equity Commission will:

  •  Engage decision makers around the reality; and impact of inequity through bus tours, grassroots listening projects, and sharing our coalition reports.

  • Organize briefings and hearings with quality of life policy recommendations with federal decision makers.

  • Support local and regional coalitions and collaborations that are inclusive and focused on achieving racial equity and language justice. To eliminate racial inequities in our communities, developing a collective impact approach. 


Phone: (773)548-7500

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