OPCD is introducing a new social media feature called “Race and Social Justice Initiative Fridays” — #RSJIFridays. Our goal is to highlight content on race and social justice issues related to planning and community development. Seattle is a growing city, and as we grow, the more voices we hear on topics of displacement, gentrification, affordable housing and more. These topics affect residents in a real way. Social media sharing allows these voices to be heard, not just locally, but globally.
The City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) is the City’s commitment to eliminate racial disparities and achieve racial equity in Seattle. RSJI is leading to fundamental changes to achieve racial equity in the City’s services, operations, and the broader community. You can learn more about RSJI here: http://www.seattle.gov/rsji.
OPCD has several projects that support a more equitable Seattle. We recently published Equitable Development: Financial Investment Strategy, we continue to work with the Office of Sustainability and Environment on the Equity and Environment Initiative, and we support many other city-wide projects related to RSJI.