January 18, 2021
The FPWA, an anti-poverty policy organization has joined forces with two other groups to release an agenda for advancing race-conscious policies in New York City.
The FPWA will work with the United Neighborhood Houses (UNH) and the Citizens’ Committee for Children (CCC) on the R.E.A.L. Equity agenda.
The agenda’s aim is to ignite action at the city, state and federal levels of government. As New York City slowly begins to rebuild in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and its economic effects, it’s important that the agenda is adopted by mayoral candidates and city council.
“The R.E.A.L. Equity agenda aims to ensure that racism is ended and true and lasting equality in every pillar of our society is achieved by undertaking specific and targeted strategies”, Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO and Executive Director of FPWA said in a statement. “As New York City rebuilds from the devastation wrought by Covid-19, we must ensure that racial equity is a core principle of the recovery effort.”