Racial Equity Commission
About the Racial Equity Commission
Created in Sept. 2020, the Racial Equity Commission consists of five residents and three ex-officios nominated by the Mayor and approved by the City Council.
This commission is tasked with reviewing City policies and procedures to ensure racial equity is a core element of government, along with making recommendations to officials on ways to promote racial justice and equity in Jackson.
A vibrant city free of structural racism, actively engaged in eliminating racial prejudice and repairing the harm caused by racial inequities to achieve equity for Jackson’s historically marginalized, disenfranchised and oppressed citizens of color in personal, social, educational, economic, systemic and structural arenas.
To transform city policies, practices, and processes and to awaken, educate, train, and activate ALL to invest in interrupting and reversing racism, the impacts of racism, and racial prejudice wherever encountered.
To Racially Revolutionize Jackson.
The Racial Equity Commission meets the first Tuesday of every month at 4:00 p.m., unless otherwise decided. Meetings are held in the 2nd Floor City Council Chambers of Jackson City Hall, 161 W. Michigan Ave. Jackson, MI 49201.
A list of 2021 meetings are available on this page.
- 2021 Meeting Schedule (PDF)
Serve on the Racial Equity Commission
An application to serve on the Racial Equity Commission is available through the City website.