Earlier this month, The Council of the District of Columbia unveiled the Council Office of Racial Equity (CORE). The Office builds on the vision set out in the “Racial Equity Achieves Results (REACH) Amendment Act of 2020. The Council Office of Racial Equity’s (CORE) mission is to eliminate racial disparities and achieve racial equity in the District of Columbia.
CORE creates training, tools, and processes for local officials, staff, and the community to intentionally identify and disrupt implicit biases and systemic inequities in policymaking. CORE collaborates to explore how policies, practices, and procedures under consideration in the District impacts communities of color and if so, partners to identify solutions to mitigate those negative impacts in order to advance more equitable outcomes.
CNHED is excited to welcome CORE’s Director, Brian McClure, to our February monthly meeting to share more about the Council’s newest office.
To learn more about CORE prior to our meeting, visit dcracialequity.org
Hope to see you there!
Brian is the Director of CORE. Prior to joining CORE, Brian served in several leadership capacities for Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie and the Council’s Committee on Business and Economic Development. There, he helped lead the District’s efforts to operationalize racial equity into the Council’s legislative process. He also helped provide innovative solutions to increase opportunities for the District’s small and local businesses and in particular, Black and minority-owned businesses.
Brian received his BA in History at Hampton University, an MA in History from North Carolina Central University, and his PhD in US History, African American History, and Atlantic World History from the University of Memphis. When he is not working at CORE, he can be found roaming local bookstores, somewhere in a local archive, barbecuing, or spending time with his wife and two children at their home in Ward 8.