Community Power

We prioritize the voices of Marin’s diverse communities to guide civic engagement.

Anti-Racism & Equity Goals

  • Center the voices of communities of color to foster belonging and establish the Library as a welcoming, preferred, and safe place for all.
  • Develop listening techniques that facilitate learning and understanding of the lived experiences of communities of color in contrast to individuals with privilege.
  • Center the active participation and perspectives of communities of color in decision-making processes.
  • Develop new Library career pathways to remove barriers for local communities of color and low-income individuals to join the Library’s workforce.

What Does Success Look Like?

  • The Library will model inclusive and anti-racist engagement strategies internally and externally.
  • Community members will feel a shared sense of belonging and ownership at the Library.
  • Staff will facilitate dialogue around race and equity with community partners.
  • Community members will improve social connections and mutual understanding by discovering their diverse or shared life experiences.

"By centering community throughout this planning process, MCFL is facilitating joint ownership in change-making, establishing collective accountability, and building power within impacted communities to achieve anti-racist outcomes."

- Jamillah Jordan, County of Marin Equity Director

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