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Mayor Bowser to Release the District’s First Racial Equity Action Plan

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

(Washington, DC) – On Wednesday, November 16 at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser and Amber Hewitt, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Racial Equity, will release the District’s first Racial Equity Action Plan, a three-year roadmap outlining actions that District government will take to close racial equity gaps and measure progress toward a more equitable DC.

Established by Mayor Bowser in 2021, the Mayor’s Office of Racial Equity (ORE) is charged with developing a system to ensure policy decisions and District programs are evaluated through a racial equity lens. ORE also collaborates with District agencies, residents, and external stakeholders to make meaningful progress toward a more racially equitable city. Central to the vision of racial equity in the District are the lived experiences of DC residents, and their perspectives and needs helped to shape the plan and will guide its implementation.


Wednesday, November 16 at 11 am


Mayor Muriel Bowser
Amber Hewitt, Director, Mayor’s Office of Racial Equity
Reverend Thomas L. Bowen, Director of African American Strategic Engagement


Shiloh Baptist Church
1500 9th Street NW
*Closest Metro Station: Shaw-Howard University Metro Station*
*Closest Bikeshare Station: 8th & O Street NW*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].

The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment will provide a live feed of this event. To view the event, visit, tune in on Channel 16 (DCN), or watch on Mayor Bowser’s Facebook or Twitter.

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