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Pathways to Reform, Transformation, and Reconciliation

Building a more equitable city for all Philadelphians.


Racism in America and Philadelphia is both systemic and institutionalized, with far-reaching effects on political engagement, economic opportunities, health outcomes, and overall life chances for Black and Brown communities. These communities have experienced racial inequalities over generations, which have contributed to structural violence and pervasive poverty in the city.

Across the country, the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis sparked weeks of protests and social activism. Acknowledging the suffering, pain, and outrage of these communities, Mayor Jim Kenney pledged to make real changes, and focusing on listening, understanding, and reconciliation, he is committed to building a more equitable city for all Philadelphians.

2020-2021 Year-End Review Pathways to Reform, Transformation, and Reconciliation: The City of Philadelphia released its one-year progress report that provides a comprehensive update on the City’s Pathways to Reform, Transformation, and Reconciliation work, marking one year since the group’s formation.


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May 2021
May 25

The City of Philadelphia commemorates the legacy of George Floyd and honors all victims of police brutality.

May 21

The Philadelphia Police Department in collaboration with the Police Advisory Commission released its “Collaborative Review and Reform of the PPD Police Board of Inquiry: Policy, Practice, and Custom Report" after reviewing the PBI, which handles the disciplinary process and official complaints to the department.

May 10

Mural Arts Philadelphia and the City of Philadelphia dedicated two more phases of “Crown” by Russell Craig, highlighting Black women activists and BIPOC health and wellbeing, at the Municipal Services Building.

April 2021
April 15

Mayor proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Budget and Five Year Plan, charting a course for Philadelphia beyond COVID-19. This budget focuses on providing core services, maintaining Philadelphia's long-term fiscal health, reducing racial disparities among residents, and advancing equitable outcomes for all. These are the City of Philadelphia FY22 investments to create a safer and more just city.

March 2021
March 12

The City and PIDC announced that a total of 914 small businesses have been selected to receive $12 million from the Philadelphia COVID-19 Restaurant and Gym Relief Program, with over 50 percent going to minority-owned businesses and more than one-third going to women-owned businesses.

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