For immediate release: November 5, 2021
New York – The New York City Racial Justice Commission invites all New Yorkers to get involved in NYC for Racial Justice, the final phase of public engagement to help inform the Commission as it finalizes broad, bold, structural NYC Charter revisions that aim to advance racial equity. Continuing through December 1, 2021, every New York City resident, of any age, immigration status, or race, are welcome to voice solutions or provide additional feedback on how the Commission should address the underlying causes of inequity affecting Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, Pacific Island, Middle Eastern, and other New Yorkers of Color.
Upcoming public input sessions open for public participation and testimony:
- November 8th at the Brooklyn Museum | Register to attend
- November 10th at the Sonia Sotomayor Community Center in the Bronx | Register to attend
- November 18th on Zoom | Register to attend
All input sessions are from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. American Sign Language interpretation is available at all sessions. Spanish interpretation available on-site at Brooklyn Museum and Sonia Sotomayor Community Center. For more information and translated documents, please view the events online.
New Yorkers are highly encouraged to submit input online and comment on the six patterns of inequity identified in the interim report released by the Racial Justice Commission Staff.
In addition to opportunities to provide input, the Commission is partnering with faith leaders around the city to host Houses of Worship for Racial Justice Weekend, which will take place November 5-7 at participating houses of worship. Faith leaders interested in participating can find more information online.
Commission Staff are also hosting weekly virtual community briefings geared towards organizers, community-based organizations, and local community leaders to share more about Commission’s process and other opportunities to engage with the NYC Racial Justice Commission.
For all opportunities to engage with the NYC Racial Justice Commission visit nyc.gov/racialjustice.
For interviews or inquiries, contact: Steph Halpin, Communications Director (646-784-4158) [email protected]