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File #: 2020-0673    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Action
File created: 6/16/2020 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 7/14/2020 Final action:
Title: Commission District(s): All Commission Districts Request to pass a resolution to declare racism a public health crisis in DeKalb County with the data based on the studies conducted
Attachments: 1. 2020 07.14 Item 2020-0673, 2. Resolution Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis 6-15-20 (003)

Substitute

Public Hearing:  YES      NO                                                   Department: Board of Commissioners - District 3                                     

                                                                                                                                                   Co- Sponsor - Dr. Sandra Ford, Director/CEO of the DeKalb County Board of Health                               

 

SUBJECT:

Title

Commission District(s): All Commission Districts

Request to pass a resolution to declare racism a public health crisis in DeKalb County with the data based on the studies conducted

Body

 

Information Contact: Commissioner Larry Johnson

Phone Number: 404-371-2425

 

PURPOSE:

The resolution is to request the DeKalb County declares racism as a public health crisis.  Racism is a social system with multiple dimensions: individual racism that is internalized or interpersonal; systemic racism that is institutional or structural and is a system of structuring opportunity and assigning value based on the social interpretation of how one looks.

 

NEED/IMPACT:

Assert that racism is a public health crisis affecting our community.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

N/A

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Recommended Action

To approve the resolution and authorize the Chief Executive Officer to execute all necessary documents.