Racial Justice and Equity Commission

Legislation

Bylaws

2020 Founding commission and subcommittee members (current membership below)

Purpose: To assemble diverse community members to listen, discuss and create empowering solutions that dismantle systemic racism in Fayette County.

Meeting Schedule and Location

Full Commission Meetings

Schedule: Every first Wednesday of the month
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Council Caucus room of the Government Center, 200 East Main Street

2024 meetings

Jan. 3
Feb. 7
March 6
April 3
May 1
June 5* canceled
July 3
Aug. 7
Sept. 4
Oct. 2
Nov. 6
Dec. 4

Health Disparities Subcommittee Meetings

Schedule: Quarterly on the 3rd Monday of the month
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Virtual Meeting Join virtual meeting ID: 222 793 646 967 - Passcode: UmYdUZ

2024 meetings

March 18
June 17
Sept. 16
Dec. 16

Housing and Gentrification Subcommittee Meetings

Schedule: Quarterly on the 3rd Friday of the month
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual Meeting Join virtual meeting ID: 251 945 468 412 - Passcode: cgVcmv

2024 meetings

March 15
June 21
Sept. 20
Dec. 20

Law Enforcement, Justice, and Accountability Subcommittee Meetings

Schedule: Quarterly on the 1st Thursday of the month
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Virtual Meeting Join virtual meeting ID: 253 429 772 46 - Passcode: TDZAUn

2024/2025 meetings

April 4
May 9 *special meeting at 4:30pm Join virtual meeting ID: 239 385 356 273 - Passcode: xS2UM5
July 11* date changed to accommodate the holiday
Oct. 3
Jan. 1* date changed

Education and Economic Opportunity Subcommittee Meetings

Schedule: Quarterly on the 1st Monday of the month
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual Meeting Join virtual meeting ID: 229 322 013 597 - Passcode: jMGdpJ

2024/2025 meetings

April 1
July 1
Oct. 7
Jan. 6

Racial Equity Subcommittee Meetings

Schedule: Quarterly on the 2nd Friday of the month
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Virtual Meeting Join virtual meeting ID: 214 210 993 256 - Passcode: xCAVkw

2024/2025 meetings

May 10
June 4* special meeting Join virtual meeting ID 214 749 368 482 - Passcode rfYMa3
Aug. 9
Nov. 8
Feb. 14

Meeting materials

Elected officers

Chair - Marshall Fields

Vice Chair - Jessica Sass

Guiding principles

  • Acknowledgment
  • Ask
  • Address
  • Action 

Subcommittees

  • Racial Equity
  • Education & Economic Opportunity
  • Health Disparities
  • Law Enforcement, Justice and Accountability
  • Housing and Gentrification

Watch archived subcommittee meetings

Subcommittee objectives and goals

  • Identify both the systemic and systematic practices of racism which has fostered structural inequalities, challenges, and deficiencies in Lexington-Fayette County.
  • Assess the historic marginalization of African Americans in this community
  • Recommend and advocate the systemic changes that will protect and promote racial opportunity, diversity, equity, and unity.

Together, we’re ALL–IN…for building bridges to unite our communities.

Resources

These resources were shared with the Commission Subcommittees for informational purposes.

Resources & documents

Subcommittee meeting schedules

Subcommittee meeting minutes

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