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Framework for Reconciliation in Long Beach

On June 9, 2020, the Long Beach City Council approved the "Framework for Reconciliation" which includes the following four steps: 

1. Acknowledge the existence and longstanding impacts of systemic racism in our America and in Long Beach.

On June 23, 2020, the Long Beach City Council adopted this resolution acknowledging racism as a public health crisis and adopting the Framework for Reconciliation. This Timeline of Racial Inequities in Long Beach allows us to understand the root causes of inequities, learn from our past, and build a future where we all can thrive. 

2. Listen to community members' accounts and experiences of inequity and harm caused by racial injustice.

New! Community Town Hall Sessions: These Town Hall sessions will allow for a larger number of community members to share their experiences, feedback and ideas with City of Long Beach leadership. In an effort to accommodate as many people as possible, we will allow three minutes for each participant to speak. All sessions will be recorded and posted here afterward.

Listening Sessions: In partnership with community stakeholders, the City of Long Beach is conducting a listening sessions that will provide a space for topic-specific concerns, ideas and suggestions that may have been missed in the Town Halls. Please register for a session below, share your thoughts with us at EquityLB@longbeach.gov, or complete this brief survey

Due to limited space, please only register for a maximum of two listening sessions.  All sessions will be recorded and posted here afterward.

Community-Led Roundtable Discussions: These community-led roundtables will provide an opportunity for community members to host or participate in a discussion covering topics of their choice related to reconciliation and racial equity. 

3. Convene stakeholders to evaluate the feedback from the listening process and shape policy, budgetary, charter, and programmatic reform ideas.

After gathering community input, the City will convene stakeholders to evaluate the feedback from the listening process to shape policy, budgetary, charter, and programmatic reform ideas.

4. Catalyze action by presenting immediate, short-term, medium-term, and long-term recommendations for the City Council to consider. 

Recommendations to be presented to City Council following listening and convening.

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