City of Riverside's Anti-racist Vision
"Anti-racism is the process of combating racism, which the Riverside City Council has declared to be a public health crisis."
(A Riverside Anti-Racist Vision, 9/24/2020)
A Riverside Anti-racist Vision
The Mayor's Multicultural Forum developed a "A Riverside Anti-Racist Vision", that was approved by the City Council on October 20, 2020.
"The City of Riverside will contribute to greater racial equity by using an anti-racism transformative lens to:
Identify race-based inequities.
Uncover the roots of those inequities.
Modify city policies, programs, and practices.
Examine community occurrences.
Increase the accessibility of services.
Challenge businesses, non-profits, educational institutions, faith-based institutions, and all organizations to act.
Establish short-term and long-term goals, along with a system for assessing progress."
City Government Committees and Task Forces
City Boards and Commissions are the underpinnings of our community - they are how the community navigates the daily and weekly decisions that make Riverside run smoothly to become the kind of community we all want. Your Mayor and City Council members encourage your participation.
The Redistricting Process
Riverside's neighborhood and land use has been developed over the years. Some areas naturally belong together or share common language or cultures. You can help shape, literally, your ward and the people to include.
Riverside Cultural Sites
Riverside has many sites that one can visit that focus on events and people locally and nationally who were involved in racial issues in Riverside and the Country. The primary sites that one can visit in Riverside are listed below.
Center for Social Justice and Civil Liberties
Museum, archive, and educational center in Riverside operated by the Riverside Community College District, with a focus on social issues, civil rights, and Inland Empire history
UC Riverside Latino and Latin American Studies Research Center
Research center at UCR specializing in issues facing Latinos. The Center will “examine the linguistic practices of Latinos in Southern California and the systemic racism that they confront”. It will also build relationships with Latino communities so they can “see the beauty, the complexity, the cultural richness and also their political, economic and social importance to the Inland Empire”
UC Riverside African American Center
Civil Rights Institute Inland Southern California
UC Riverside Arts - Barbara & Art Culver Center of the Arts
Main Street Pedestrian Mall
Main Street between 5th and 10th streets
Statutes and information on historical figures including Martin Luther King, Cesar Chavez, Mahatma Gandhi, and Dosan Ahn Chang-Ho
Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture, Riverside Art Museum
Harada House www.riversideca.gov/museum/haradahouse
The Chinese Pavilion
Located at the corner of Mission Inn Avenue and Brockton Avenue, just a few blocks from the original Chinatown which was destroyed by fire in 1885.