Community Members are invited to apply online by January 14, 2022: olympiawa.gov/advisory
For more information about recruitment contact Olivia Salazar de Breaux: firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of the Social Justice & Equity Commission is to "eliminate racism and fulfill human rights for a just and equitable Olympia for all people."
The Commission will serve as a welcoming place to file complaints on racial, social justice, human rights violations, and other forms of discrimination, and where people will be provided transparent investigation and resolution of these complaints. The commission will also connect community members to resources and assistance in navigating city or state systems, participate in community-wide education and outreach on equity and racial justice, and ultimately enable those from historically marginalized communities to have a voice in City government.
Membership for the Commission is intentionally left broad and inclusive to eliminate barriers and encourage the participation of community members who are interested in serving but have little or no experience in City government. For that reason, members must meet the following qualification:
Members must commit to regular attendance at Commission meetings and to fulfilling the additional duties that may require time outside of meetings.
Desired Commissioner Characteristics:
As a newly established Commission, the first-year work plan will focus on developing processes to carry out its duties. The Commission's full scope includes:
Mediation & Investigation:
Time Commitment in person or virtual meetings: The Social Justice and Equity Commission will meet as a full group once a month, and there may be additional meetings as part of subcommittee work. Each meeting will last at least two hours.
Commissioners will be paid a stipend of $25 (or $50 for low-income) per meeting.
Outside of meetings: There will generally be one to two hours of reading or other preparation ahead of meetings.
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