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Anti-Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion Initiative
Welcome to the Anti-Racism, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative landing page, where you can stay up to date on implementation of this Board of Supervisors-approved initiative.

In July 2020, the Board of Supervisors passed a motion that created the Board’s eighth Board-directed priority known as the Anti-Racism, Diversity, & Inclusion (ARDI) Initiative, led by Dr. D’Artagnan Scorza as Executive Director of Racial Equity. The Board’s motion boldly articulated an anti-racist agenda that will guide, govern, and increase the County’s ongoing commitment to fighting racism in all its dimensions.

Establishing an Antiracist Los Angeles County Policy Agenda

On July 21, 2020, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted a sweeping initiative that boldly articulates an anti-racist agenda that will guide, govern and increase the County’s ongoing commitment to fighting racism in all its dimensions, especially racism that systemically and systematically affects Black residents.

“Anti-racism is the active process of identifying and eliminating racism by changing systems, organizational structures, policies and practices, and attitudes so that power and resources are redistributed and shared equitably.

[Source: National Action Committee on the Status of Women International Perspectives: Women and Global Solidarity]

Who We Are

Los Angeles County seeks to end structural racism and its consequences by working closely with all County departments, commissions, agencies, and advisory bodies to collaborate with all cities, unincorporated communities, school districts, state and federal agencies, community-based organizations, philanthropy and academic institutions.

ARDI will guide the County by offering training and capacity building, technical assistance and planning, policy analysis and development, data collection, analysis and reporting, community and stakeholder engagement, and equity infused resourcing and programming to help reach its goals.

Latest News

Alumni Association’s D’Artagnan Scorza on how to address workplace racism

Alumni Association’s D’Artagnan Scorza on how to address workplace racism 817 464 Los Angeles County

Join this panel to gain insights to identifying how structural racism can serve as a barrier to career advancement, receive actionable tips on addressing barriers and racial microaggressions in the workplace and identify techniques for building a trusted network to support professional development

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Resources

Motion Establishing an Anti-racist LA Los Angeles County Policy Agenda

Motion created by the Board’s eighth directed priority to boldly articulate an anti-racist agenda that will guide, govern, and increase the County’s commitment to fighting racism in all its dimensions.

Jobless During a Global Pandemic, UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge, May 2020

State’s Black, Latino workers less likely to be covered by Unemployment Insurance amid COVID-19. UCLA report recommends that California extend economic recovery funding to all workers.

Recovering Better Than Before: Ensuring Equitable Implementation of the American Rescue Plan

Implementation plan provided to the Board of Supervisors to capture data for non-geographically concentrated communities to ensure ARPA investments are directed appropriately to serve communities highly impacted by COVID-19.

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