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Category: Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

Be Critical

This guest article is by ELGL member Matt Hirschinger, Assistant to the City Manager for the City of Arvada, CO. Read all of Matt’s other articles at the Social Justice –> Government homepage. I took a Planning Law and Institutions class so I could tell Colorado City Planners that they have the ability to make … Continued

Government Debt Gone Wild

In 2015 while opening mail, I came across a letter from a law firm. Out of curiosity, I opened this letter first. It was a debt collection agency hired on behalf of the City of Chicago to collect a parking ticket that I supposedly hadn’t paid ten years prior. The letter stated that I had … Continued

Help us Build the First Analyst Academy!

Have you ever been asked what you do for work and had to quickly think through how do I explain this in way that makes sense? Have you ever sat and asked yourself, what do I actually do for work!? If so, join the club! Many of us that have worked in analyst roles know … Continued

Hate & Humanity

This guest article is by ELGL member Matt Hirschinger, Assistant to the City Manager for the City of Arvada, CO. Read all of Matt’s other articles at the Social Justice –> Government homepage. Those of us who advocate for social justice within local government largely contend with changing the status quo, with trying to make … Continued

Reshaping the “Most Segregated City in America”

  This article was written by Councilor Carol Clarke, Birmingham City Council, District 8 as part of the Black History Month writing series. Connect with Carol on email, LinkedIn, and Facebook. See all posts in this series and more Equity & Justice resources.   I recently read through Charles Connerly’s book, “The Most Segregated City … Continued

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2022

This article was written by Cherise Mead, ELGL Program Director. It’s estimated that, in the United States, 30 million people will be affected by an eating disorder at some point in their lives. Everyone—regardless gender, age, race, ethnicity, culture, size, socioeconomic status, or sexual orientation—can be impacted. Chances are at some point, you’ll be working … Continued

Black History Month Reading List (updated for 2022)

Happy Black History Month! Our staff at ELGL are excited to share some of our favorite reads from Black authors. This compilation of reads showcases books from many genres. This list highlights a variety of experiences and stories from Black authors. We have books from fiction to nonfiction, science fiction, mysteries, and even horror stories. … Continued

Yet Another Black History Month Proclamation

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Nick Smith, local government alum & amateur civic futurist. Connect with him on Linkedin and Twitter. What I’m watching: I am finally watching Ted Lasso and it’s everything I hoped it would be. What I’m listening to: Did you know Spotify has a playlist with one song … Continued

The Other Half of Equity

This guest article is by ELGL member Matt Hirschinger, Assistant to the City Manager for the City of Arvada, CO. Read all of Matt’s other articles at the Social Justice –> Government homepage. Equity does not exist within a vacuum. In order to have true meaning, it needs to apply to something. Equitable hiring practices, … Continued

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