The City of Red Wing acknowledges that systemic racism and the bias of white privilege exists throughout society. We commit to identifying and eliminating that systemic racism throughout city government by working together as a community to improve policies and practices in every department over time so local government works well for everyone.
City Council unanimously approved the final draft of the Strategic Racial Equity Action Plan on November 22, 2022.
Although the community book read is finished, you can still pick up a copy of "Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race" by Debby Irving at the Red Wing Public Library or Fair Trade Books downtown. Roughly 65 residents participated in one or both community conversations in the summer of 2020. Stay tuned for more discussions on race coming throughout 2021.