When:
Friday, Jun 12, 2020 12:00a -
12:00a

Where:
City of Boston
Surrounding areas
Boston, MA

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Admission:
$N/A

Categories:
Social Good

Event website:
https://www.boston.gov/departments/mayors-office/bostons-movement-end-racism

Mayor Walsh has declared racism a public health crisis in the City of Boston as of June 12, 2020. Read the executive order here:

https://www.boston.gov/sites/default/files/file/2020/06/racism-as-public-health-crisis-ocr.pdf

Mayor Walsh has acted to:

Declare racism a public health crisis and commit to eight strategies that are focused on addressing the impact that racism has on the lives of residents and their overall health. The Boston Public Health Commission will release a plan within 120 days with specific actions and a yearly report measuring progress starting in 2021.

Reallocate 20% of the Boston Police overtime budget to make investments in equity and inclusion, including:

> $3 million to implement changes needed as part of declaring racism a public health crisis

> $1 million to support trauma teams and counseling services at BPHC

> $2 million for community based programs and support, such as violence intervention grants, youth programming, language and food access, immigrant advancement, the Age Strong Commision and the Human Rights Commission

> $2 million for additional BEST Clinicians and mental health supports at the Boston Police Department

> $2 million for initiatives to support minority and women-owned businesses

> $2 million for additional housing supports and youth homelessness programs

https://www.boston.gov/news/mayor-walsh-declares-racism-public-health-crisis

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