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Category: Racial Justice

RFQ for Equity Audit – Due 1/12/2022

  The City of San Rafael (City) has been on the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion awareness journey for several years and is now seeking proposals from consultant firms, non-profits, and other organizations (consultant) with expertise in providing professional consulting services to assist us in conducting an equity audit as a foundation toward building a more diverse … Continued

Arbor Park Public Art Update

The San Rafael Social Justice Community Art Group continues to work towards installing the approved mural “Regeneration” at Arbor Park. The group is working with a local architect and City staff to create an installation that will fit and enhance the current park. The goal is to create a safe and inviting space for all … Continued

Arbor Park Public Art Approved by the City Council

On August 16th, the San Rafael Social Justice Community Art Group in collaboration with Youth in Arts and Lead Artist, Orin Carpenter presented the art mural “Regeneration” to the City Council. The mural represents the culmination of a year of work and community outreach. Ten youth artist were paid stipends, mentored by YIA and Orin, … Continued

San Rafael Social Justice Art Design Underway

The San Rafael Social Justice Community Art Group in partnership with Youth in Arts have started the design process for the Social Justice mural proposed at Arbor Park in Terra Linda. One of the project’s original goals was to incorporate youth and with the support of Youth in Arts and lead artist, Orin Carpenter, 10 … Continued

June Pride Month Proclamation

On June 7, 2021 the City of San Rafael City Council held a special presentation recognizing June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer+ (LGBTQ+) Pride Month.  The City of San Rafael has a diverse LGBTQ+ community and is committed to supporting visibility, dignity, and equity for all people in the community.  June is a time … Continued

Public Art Advisory Meeting, May 25th

The City of San Rafael will be hosting the first pilot Public Art Advisory Group meeting next Tuesday, May 25 at 3:00 p.m. The pilot Public Art Group is made up of community members and local artists who will be providing feedback to groups proposing public art projects in San Rafael. Two projects will be … Continued

San Rafael Public Library Book to Action

This week the San Rafael Public Library launched “Book to Action,” a community-wide program from the California Center for the Book to Read/Discuss/Act during the months of March-June. Supervising Librarian Jill Harris and Librarians Bonnie Groshong and Margaret Stawowy have been leading the effort, with support from many other library staff.  This series is centered around The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, as well as the themes brought … Continued

Transgender Day of Visibility

This year marks the 13th annual Transgender Day of Visibility, an annual awareness day celebrated around the world. The day is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of transgender and gender nonconforming people while raising awareness of the work that still needs to be done to achieve transgender justice. The City of San Rafael is home … Continued

San Rafael Social Justice Community Art Group Issues “Call for Artists”

In October 2020, the San Rafael Social Justice Community Art Group (Group) formed in response to the community’s desire to support the social justice messaging which was embedded in the chalk art mural created over the Summer of 2020 honoring Breonna Taylor’s life at the intersection of Las Gallinas and Freitas Parkway. After multiple discussions, the … Continued

Community Conversation around Breonna Taylor Chalk Mural

On Thursday October 1, Lorenzo Jones, who previously helped the City with the #8cantwait task force meetings, facilitated a community conversation with 12 members of the community. City employees Cristine Alilovich, Talia Smith, and Iman Kayani also participated in the meeting. The purpose of the discussion was to hear feedback from those who have expressed … Continued

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