Resilience and Racial Equity
We lead efforts to help Boston plan for and deal with catastrophes and slow-moving disasters, like persistent racial and economic inequality.
Our department works to develop and put in place Boston’s Resilience Strategy. We want to ensure all of us have access and support to thrive from childhood to retirement. We're focused on social and economic resilience in a City affected by historic and persistent divisions of race and class. Our department also keeps an eye toward potential shocks the City may be exposed to.
1 City Hall Square, Room 817
Boston, MA 02201
Office hoursMonday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Artivism Pilot Program
The Artivism Student Project is an initiative that focuses on the power of youth voice and art as a tool for social inquiry.
Racial Equity and Leadership trainingCitywide racial equity training
Citywide training in Racial Equity and Leadership
Our office is excited to have launched a citywide effort to train more than 15,000 City of Boston employees in the Racial Equity and Leadership (REAL) Training program led by HRiA.
- Step 1: eLearning session about overcoming unconscious bias
- Step 2: Session about laying the foundation for racial equity
- Step 3: Session about transforming our systems
Resources and publications
This 2019 report grew out of the Boston Network Exchange.
The beginning of a shared journey to healing, connections, and action.
A preview of the principles and framework for Boston's Resilience Strategy.
An executive order relative to racial equity and leadership.
Boston's first ever strategy for advancing resilience and racial equity.
Mayor Walsh hosts a 2017 public discussion about racism in Boston.
(Boston Globe, May 29, 2021)
Message from City of Boston Leadership; Chiefs Barrios-Millner, Martinez, Nelson and Mayor Kim Janey on the importance of the...