Racial Equity

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.

Waking Up White:  Special Online/Virtual Event
August 20 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. 

The Human Rights Commission will host an online moderated discussion about race and the book "Waking Up White" on Thursday, August 20 at both 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. This online conversation will be facilitated by Dr. Thomas Harris and Alyssa Gostonczik from LaCrosse. Read more here about the facilitators. If you don't have online accessibility, let us know and accommodations will be made.

2:00 p.m. – To join this discussion online via Webex, either click this link or join by telephone by calling 1-408-418-9388.  Enter access code 126 726 2169, and password 1010 when prompted.

6 p.m. – To join this discussion online via Webex, either click this link or join by telephone by calling 1-408-418-9388.  Enter access code 126 997 1473, and password 7777 when prompted.

Click here for details. 

2020 Racial Equity Documents

Advisory Team on Government Policies and Practices

Mayor Sean Dowse announced names of the team members and alternates at the August 10, 2020 Council meeting. See Advisory Team Members' names here.

Government Meetings on Racial Equity

View archived meeting videos.

Community Book Read: Waking Up White


Join the conversation! The Human Rights Commission invites Red Wing residents to attend one of two virtual moderated community conversations about race and the book "Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race" by Debby Irving on Thursday, August 20, at 2 p.m. or 6 p.m. Dr. Thomas Harris and Alyssa Gostonczik from LaCrosse will be facilitating the discussion. Free copies of the book are available at the Public Library and Fair Trade Books Red Wing--but you're welcome to attend even if you haven't read the book.
Please RSVP by calling 651-385-3608 to receive your online invitation.

Library of Racial Equity Resources

  1. Michelle Leise

    Community Engagement Facilitator
    Phone: 651.385.3618

Racial Equity Documents