Olympians envision a community with equitable access to opportunity and believe that there are likely instances where people in our community are experiencing discrimination.
The City of Olympia’s new Social Justice and Equity Commission’s and City staff are working with Truclusion, a third-party research consultant, to complete a human-centered, inclusive assessment of discrimination in Olympia. Truclusion is engaging with the community to craft a report detailing where there are opportunities to better meet the desires, needs and challenges of community members; particularly those who may be excluded from the Olympia experience currently.
To help inform that work, Truclusion is conducting a survey of the Olympia community. Residents and those who spend time in Olympia can take the anonymous survey online: http://s.alchemer.com/s3/539f1d5d6c8a.
Truclusion is attending community events and working with local stakeholders to help drive community participation. The digital survey is available to all community members in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean and Tagalog through July 16.
Every participant may opt-in to a drawing with more than $2,000 in cash prizes.
The Social Justice and Equity Commission will use Truclusion’s report to guide their future efforts to reduce discrimination and human rights violations, connect community members to resources, provide assistance in navigating systems, educate the Olympia community, and engage when incidents of discrimination occur.
It is not the intent of the consultant’s work to attempt to identify or remedy specific incidents. Rather, Truclusion wants to learn in what systems these incidents occur. They want to understand where people have experienced discrimination, and also where they haven’t. Truclusion will use this information to recommend system interventions able to provide the most good for the Olympia community.
In fall, the consultant will deliver to the Commission a report that summarizes feedback pulled from survey results, interviews and community group outreach. The Commission will use this in their quest to eliminate racism and fulfill human rights for a just and equitable Olympia for all people.
Stay informed of this work and similar efforts by signing up to receive e-news notice from the City’s website at www.olympiawa.gov/news or by visiting the City’s website.
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