Our community, like all communities in our country, struggles with the legacy of slavery and prejudice. That legacy is harmful not just to people of color, but to all our community members and jeopardizes the future successes of our community. We are committed to changing the impact of that legacy.
On July 15, 2021, the City of Peoria and the County of Peoria launched the Joint Commission on Racial Justice and Equity (RJE). Rather than hire outside consultants, our governing bodies decided to assemble a racially diverse group of over 160 Peoria City and County residents to investigate and propose action plans on issues related to racial justice and equity.
To end racism in City and County government and to achieve racial equity and justice across our community.
Accelerate efforts to institutionalize racial justice and equity within County and City government and to advance its adoption throughout the region.
There are many ways to assist with our work. First, individuals are encouraged to join the commission. There are multiple working groups to serve on, each focusing on a different part of racial justice and equality in our community. Apply Here Second, simply becoming knowledgeable about our efforts and supporting our work before your elected representatives is helpful. Our website and social media will help keep you advised. Finally, promote racial equity in your job site, in local schools, and in the organizations you support.
Questions? Email the commission at firstname.lastname@example.org.