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Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Primer Series

In January 2020, Mayor Jim Kenney signed Executive Order 1-20, which formalized the City’s racial equity strategy. The City is pleased to announce its plan to release a series of primers to:

  • Share key concepts guiding the City’s racial equity strategy.
  • Provide updates on City departments’ racial equity action plans.
  • Spotlight policy and practice changes that aim to eliminate racial inequities in the City.

The goal of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s (ODEI) Primer Series is to provide regular updates to Philadelphians regarding the City’s approach to addressing racial injustice through government.

Name Description Released Format
Racial Equity 101: Philadelphia’s Focus on Racial Equity in Government PDF This first primer provides the foundation for the series by defining key concepts, offering a brief overview of the City’s racialized history, and laying out the framework that guides ODEI’s racial equity strategy. September 6, 2022
Philadelphia’s Racial Equity Strategy: A Primer on the City Department Cohort Approach PDF The second primer is focused on the mandate for all City departments to develop a Racial Equity Action Plan by the end of 2023. September 27, 2022