On June 15, 2020, City Council passed a Resolution which declared Portsmouth to be a Racial Justice Municipality.  Included in the resolution are several commitments the City will implement, including:

  • Employing and regularly reviewing best practices to support racial justice;
  • Providing regular racial bias training
  • Highlighting the City's role in Black History as a regular part of civic awareness and education in our schools
  • Engaging in dialogues with stakeholders for racial justice
  • Cooperating with other efforts to improve equity and inclusion and be welcoming of diversity throughout our community.

This web page is intended to affirm the City's commitment by hosting resources, providing helpful pathways to additional resources, alerting employees and board/commission members to training opportunities, and identifying ways to advance dialogues with stakeholders for racial justice.