April’s equity resource comes from the Tangletown Neighborhood Association’s Equity Committee chair, Dirk Nicholson:
“Since 2020 our equity members have worked to support East Phillips residents and the East Phillips Neighborhood Institute (EPNI) in their years-long, community-led effort to build an indoor urban farm and improve health outcomes for their community. Residents experience some of the worst racial health disparities in the state due to toxic environmental pollution that is concentrated in their neighborhood as a result of historically racist policies. That the community is one of the most racially diverse in the state, and is primarily low-income goes a long way to explaining how their concerns and voices have been discounted in their ongoing struggle with the city.
This month, our board joined several other neighborhoods in a letter to Mayor Frey and our City Council expressing our solidarity with East Phillips. We wanted to share that letter with the neighborhood along with resources to highlight the injustices facing a neighborhood just blocks from our own.
If you’d like more information, or would like to get involved in supporting East Phillips and advancing equity in our community, please let us know.”
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