Listen. Engage. Act.
We must listen. We must act.
The tragic and brutal death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis and the resulting protests have put the issues of police brutality and racial injustice at the forefront of the American psyche. Citizens throughout the country are demanding that their governments combat brutality, inequity, and racial intolerance in all their forms.
Local officials must seize this moment. It is our responsibility as community leaders to respond to our residents through systematic change…
Engage in Resources
The League has compiled the resources on this page in support of our members as we move together towards a better understanding of racial injustice in our communities, and our role in correcting it.
We will be posting our own webinars, updates on relevant legislation, and other content, as well as links to policy guides and toolkits from organizations around the state and country. Additionally, we are collecting policies from our members that address discrimination, police misconduct, or racial inequity—please share your own policies as examples for others to draw on.
You will not find here a single solution or “best practice” recommended for all communities, but a range of strategies to evaluate locally.
League Updates & Webinars
Creating Equity Through Opportunity: CEO Workforce Development – April 30, 2021
CEO Presentation – City of Detroit Presentation– YouTube – Podcast – Vimeo
Identifying the Barriers to Equity: Understanding the Local Impacts of the Criminal Justice System – August 6, 2020
PowerPoint – YouTube – Podcast – Additional Resources
The Future of Public Safety Webinar Series: Re-imagining Community Engagement – July 30, 2020
PowerPoint – YouTube – Podcast
The Future of Public Safety Webinar Series: Re-imagining How We Invest – June 30, 2020
YouTube – Podcast – PowerPoint
The League’s goal is to provide a variety of thought provoking articles that will help members to unbox and understand the different perspectives surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage everyone to take the time to consider these thoughts and map their own vision for their community.
Trust and Belonging Key for New Minority Owned Businesses
2021 MML Convention Aims to Spark a Community Revival Through Trust and Belonging
Saginaw Fitness Court is Community Wealth Building in Action
‘I Am Black History’ Series Highlights Michigan Leaders
Leveraging Philanthropic Partnerships to Build Community Wealth
Offering a fair chance at employment after incarceration
What Can We Learn from Other Cities About Police Reform Models?
Report: How Routine Traffic Enforcement Criminalizes Poverty
Use of Force Project
Use of Force Project Report & Recommendations
Reimagining the Police in the Wake of Police Violence (video)
MI Responds: Five Ideas for a More Sensible Approach to Police Reform
Center for American Progress
How To Reinvest in Communities When Reducing the Scope of Policing
Sample Member Policies
City of Midland – Message to Our Community