The City of Red Wing acknowledges that institutional and 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.
The Human Rights Commission invites everyone to read the book "Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race" by Debby Irving. A few copies are still available at Fair Trade Books downtown. Roughly 65 residents participated in one or both community conversations on Thursday, August 20, at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. (Links to those discussions are shown above.) Thomas Harris and Alyssa Gostonczik from LaCrosse facilitated. Thank you to the Public Library and Fair Trade Books for helping get books and publicity out to the public. Stay tuned for more discussions on race coming throughout the year.