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Resilience and Racial Equity

Resilience and Racial Equity

The Mayor's Office of Resilience and Racial Equity leads efforts to help Boston plan for and deal with catastrophes and slow-moving disasters — like persistent racial and economic inequality — that have become part of 21st century life.

Our department works to to develop and implement Boston’s Resilience Strategy. The strategy is a transformative, healing journey to ensure all of us have access and support to thrive from childhood to retirement in our daily lives and during major emergencies.

We maintain a unique focus 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.

We are led by Boston’s Chief Resilience Officer, Dr. Atyia Martin.

Resilience and Racial Equity
Contact
1 City Hall Square, Room 603
Boston, MA 02201
United States
Monday: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Resilient Boston

Boston's first ever strategy for advancing resilience and racial equity across the City.

News and announcements

Latest news
Mayor Martin Walsh offers remarks during the unveiling of Boston's Resilience Strategy.
Jul 13

City releases resilience strategy focused on addressing racial equity

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Jun 16

Why celebrate Juneteenth?

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The Mayor on stage at the Race Dialogues event.
May 22

Mayor Walsh announces continuation of race dialogues with partnership of Hyams Foundation

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Ruth Batson
Feb 17

Black History Month Profile: Ruth Batson

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Watch: Boston talks about racism event

100 Resilient Cities

The initiative is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges of the 21st century.