Dialogues on Race & Equity
Addressing racial equity and reducing disparities requires Arlingtonians across the County to share their perspectives. Through these shared perspectives and small interactive virtual conversations, individual residents, community groups, and leaders have an opportunity to participate in facilitated dialogue with each other to learn about and directly address racial equity issues in Arlington County.
The Dialogues on Race and Equity (DRE) are part of the County’s broader commitment to racial equity and follows the County Board’s 2019 equity resolution.
DRE includes a series of virtual community conversations with individuals, local faith groups, civic organizations, and community leaders, to learn about and address the ways in which Arlington can be a more equitable and inclusive place for all residents and businesses.
Summary Presentation on DRE Efforts and Final Report
On January 26, 2021, Arlington County’s Chief Race and Equity Officer, Samia Byrd, and Director of Challenging Racism, Alicia Jones McLeod, presented the findings/summary of the Dialogues on Race and Equity efforts at the County Board Recessed Meeting.
The Toolkits for Conversations on Race & Equity are self-guided programs that can be used to spark conversations between community members on bias, equity and privilege.
Explore many tools that you can use to help promote conversations on race and equity in your community.