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Recognizing Black Legacy Month: Buncombe Continues Its Commitment to Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

Black Legacy Month is a time to honor and reflect on the accomplishments, struggles, innovations, and successes of Black Americans across the nation and in Buncombe County. This February, one of the ways we are honoring Black Legacy Month is by looking at how our past, current, and future efforts are helping further our commitment to racial equity, one of Buncombe County’s strategic priorities guided by our Racial Equity Action Plan.

We must be intentional about recognizing the past while moving toward a more inclusive Buncombe County. As we work to continually improve our efforts concerning equity, diversity, and inclusion, we want to share some of our initiatives from 2023.

In honor of Black Legacy Month, here’s a look back at Buncombe County’s 2023 equity initiatives:

From the County’s Tapped In radio show, this five-part series focused on the Community Reparations Commission’s work on Impact Focus Areas (IFAs) is a great way to catch up on the following topics:

Videos from the 2023 Reparations Summit:

Additional resources:

As we continue to honor Black Legacy Month this February and throughout the year, we hope you will continue to grow your awareness around issues affecting the Black community in Buncombe County and beyond. If you are interested in learning more about Black Legacy Month, check out some upcoming events at County libraries. For additional information on the County’s work on equity and inclusion, visit our Equity & Human Rights Office website.

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