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Category: Social Justice -> Local Government – Series by Matt Hirschinger

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

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

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

The Existential Shuffle

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. In part, to engage with equity and social justice is to take action, to implement policies, practices, projects, programs, communication, and other … Continued

Share Civics

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. The seventh project I completed as part of my ongoing coursework and effort to take a broad look at the ways we … Continued

Self-Awareness First

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. One of the courses I recently completed is “Intercultural Communication”. What I found was that though there was some good information about … Continued

DEI and the “Too Far”, “Too Much” Dilemma

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 engaging with diversity, equity, and inclusion eventually, if not immediately, run into the challenge of exasperation. “This is going … Continued

Homelessness and a Choice

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. My fifth project as part on my ongoing degree and the Social Justice -> Local Government series is an infographic created for … Continued

What are our 1,000 Words?

This guest article is by ELGL member Matt Hirschinger, local government professional in transition. Read all of Matt’s other articles at the Social Justice –> Government homepage. We say that a picture is worth 1,000 words, recognizing that visual images can communicate many different messages both explicit and implicit in a single moment. As local … Continued

Privilege within DEI

This guest article is by ELGL member Matt Hirschinger, local government professional in transition. This article was written for the Hard Conversations about Racial Equity Cohort. Read all of Matt’s other articles at the Social Justice –> Government homepage. I’ve spoken about my privilege before on ELGL. I wrote about it in my first post … Continued

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