Closing gaps, so race does not predict one’s success, while improving outcomes for all. To close the gaps, we focus on communities of color to support those unjustly burdened by racial inequity. Focusing on equity so that everyone is valued, respected and heard offers many benefits.
Juneteenth: Community Celebrations
Juneteenth, officially known as Juneteenth National Independence Day, is also historically known as Jubilee Day or Emancipation Day. It is an important part of American history as it commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. While the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862 officially banned slavery, it took several years for freedom to arrive in all the states. Enforcement of the Proclamation relied on Union troops, and it wasn’t until June 19, 1865, when word of their freedom finally reached America’s last enslaved people in Galveston, Texas.
To learn more about past and upcoming celebrations, visit the City of Boulder Juneteenth page.
Racial Equity Plan
Boulder City Council has voted unanimously to adopt the city's first-ever Racial Equity Plan.
Significant and valuable community input shaped this plan, which was created by city staff as part of the City of Boulder’s work to advance racial equity. The Racial Equity Plan PDF is a living road map that will guide the City of Boulder government through the process of prioritizing goals, specifying details, and assigning resources to achieve meaningful change.
Racial Equity Guiding Coalition
The Racial Equity Guiding Coalition is comprised of city directors and council members who are guiding and supporting high-level strategic planning and implementation of equity initiatives.