Tag: Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative

Containing COVID Spread Amidst Reopening and Protests

covid19 contact tracing on mobile phone

After shutdowns that devastated local economies, cities and towns across the country are at various stages of reopening since the second week of May. While COVID-19 transmission is declining in many states the highest transmission rates have moved from big cities to the heartlands. This is likely from large crowds that congregated over Memorial Day

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Racial Equity: The Responsibility and Opportunity for Local Governments

This post was written by Julie Nelson, Senior Fellow at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley and former Director of the City of Seattle’s Office for Civil Rights.  Having worked for government for 25 years, I have seen the potential for it to be a powerful force for equity

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