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Report from Marin City Health and Wellness Center

2017 Marin Equity Summit at the Marin Center
Participant at the 2017 Marin Equity Summit writes ideas for the Living equity agenda on Education
Drafting the Living Equity Agenda for education

The 2017 Marin Equity Summit was held on Thursday, November 9th. This was the second annual equity summit focused specifically on disparities in Marin County. Over 200 people attended the summit to listen to powerful and inspiring speakers, and to hold discussions about aspects of inequity in Marin. The ultimate goal for the day was mapping out a Living Equity Agenda for the next year.

Participants broke into working groups to focus on various areas of inequity in Marin County (and elsewhere) issues and to develop a Living Equity Agenda for each topic:

Health care                          Employment

LGBTQQIF                                 Housing

Racial equity                   Criminal justice

Food security                        Immigration

Education                          Transportation

 Environmental equity

Racial Equity and the Role of Local Governments

Three core beliefs:

From the inception of our country, government at the local, regional, state and federal level has played a role in creating and maintaining racial inequity. A wide range of laws and policies were passed, including everything from who could vote, who could be a citizen, who could own property, where one could live and more. Because of this history, racial inequities exist across all indicators for success, including in education, criminal justice, jobs, housing, public infrastructure and health.

A focus on racial equity in local governments is critically important to getting different outcomes in our communities.

Local and regional governments have the ability to implement policy change at multiple levels and across multiple sectors to drive larger systemic change.

The Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) is a national network of government working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all.

What is Your American Dream Score? Spend five minutes taking this quiz, and you’ll find out what factors were working in your favor and what you had to overcome to get where you are today. At the end, you’ll receive an overall score and a personalized summary of the results (and probably a big dose of pride and gratitude).

Putting Racism on the Table

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Mark your calendars! The 4th Annual State of the Union Conference will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017 at Stanford University Koret-Taube Conference Center. Come hear the country’s top experts deliver a comprehensive assessment of where the country stands on key poverty and inequality outcomes. This year’s focus: racial and ethnic inequality. Hosted by the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, conference topics include: Education, Health, Housing, Incarceration, Income Inequality, Labor Markets, Mobility, Poverty, Safety Net and Wealth Inequality.Register
This event is FREE

Hot from the Press! The Spring 2017 issue of Pathways Magazine is now available from the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality.

One simple question was asked: How might poverty be addressed if the usual political constraints were set aside? Six distinguished commentators weigh in with their thought provoking essays. Read the magazine pdf, click here. 

King County, Wash. produced their first Strategic Plan for Equity and Social Justice (ESJ), co-created with employees and community partners. The Plan is a blueprint for action and change that will guide their pro-equity policy direction, their decision-making, planning, operations and services, and their workplace practices in order to advance equity and social justice within their County government and in partnership with communities.

Checkout their Strategic Plan and Implemntation Plan. Click on the images to read the reports.

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"...How we look at ourselves and what we know about ourselves have a powerful influence on what we do, or don’t do, to acknowledge challenges in our community and create opportunities for people of widely different backgrounds to thrive.
This report is an important step in doing just that..." ~ Thomas Peters, Ph.D.

Click to read or download the report

Where is our traffic coming from?

Where do they live?

Where do they work?

Read the report - Inter-County Commute Demographics - Marin County