Black Policy Month was created to design bold policy solutions for Black advancement and thriving Black economies. Key topics include housing reparations, healthcare, access to the electoral process, education reform, justice reinvestment and more. Black Policy Month is intended to improve conditions for Black people in Rhode Island and throughout America.

Black Policy Month is a newly created, month-long opportunity to look critically at policies that have both a positive and negative impacts on Black Rhode Islanders. The month begins with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a focus on Civil Rights Advocacy and ends on Valentine’s Day and celebrates Dr. King’s Beloved Community, a community in which everyone is cared for, absent of poverty, hunger, and hate each year. Black Policy Month will launch in January 2023 as we strive for equity both in policies drafted as well as the outcomes produced for Black Rhode Islanders.

About United Way of Rhode Island

Our mission is to unite our community and resources to build racial equity and opportunities. From our inception in 1926, United Way of Rhode Island has effectively moved people from crisis to stability while working to shore up the systems that provide support across the community.

August 4, 2022