Advancing racial equity
Strategic & Racial Equity Action Plan (S+REAP)
The Strategic and Racial Equity Action Plan is a four-year plan that identifies a set of operational and policy priorities that the City commits to significantly and sustainably improve through 2022. The plan aligns the work from City leadership to departments and defines goals at all planning levels which can be objectively measured and help inform resource decisions.
Declaring racism a public health emergency
The City Council approved a resolution declaring racism a public health emergency. This resolution acknowledges that systemic racism is a well-recognized social determinate of health that has profound, negative impacts on the health of our communities and that failure to address racism as an urgent public health issue will exacerbate and perpetuate existing racial and health inequities affecting Black, Indigenous, Immigrant and People of Color (BIIPOC) communities.
- Read the resolution declaring racism a public health emergency
- See Minnpost article: Addressing racism as a public health crisis: next steps (July 31, 2020)
Establishing a truth and reconciliation process for the City
The City Council approved a resolution establishing a truth and reconciliation process for the City of Minneapolis. The ultimate objective of the reconciliation and transformational racial healing process is to begin implementing specific solutions to the specific harms that created and perpetuate racial disparities with a prioritized focus on healing with Historically Black/American Descendants of Slavery and American Indian/Indigenous communities.
A workgroup will be established to explore current models and provide recommendations on an approach for establishing a truth and reconciliation commission in Minneapolis.