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The Indy Parks team is committed to
ongoing training in implicit bias,
anti-racism and inclusion practices.
Taking a Holistic Approach
While we work to make impactful
DEI change and contributions
within Indy Parks, the City
of Indianapolis' Racial Equity
Core Team is spearheading an
extensive DEI effort for city employees
to streamline reviews of
best practices, identify resources
to continue training, and understand
how other cities and agencies
are addressing racial equity
and DEI initiatives.
As other park departments and
begin
agencies
their own DEI
journey, we encourage them to:
* Avoid undervaluing
the
input
of staff at all levels of your organization,
especially those who
work regularly with customers
* Provide transparency and communication
within the organization
and to external stakeholders
* Be intentional about leading conversations,
deep listening and
separating managers from leadership
*
Come to terms with and learn
from the past, including any racism
that occurred in your parks
or racist policies that have been
upheld
* Recognize that DEI work is a
continuous journey - set goals,
re-evaluate and adapt along the
way
Looking Ahead
Our DEI journey had its challenges,
spanning from finding resources
to dedicating time for staff input
and space for honest discussions,
knowing that
staff had varying
experiences with racial equity and
DEI work. In some cases, our active
listening sessions were rooted
in building trust, even in instances
where someone did not think DEI
efforts affected them.
Looking ahead, our team is
committed to ongoing training in
implicit bias, anti-racism and inclusion
practices. Many full-time
staff have participated in implicit
bias training, and to date, more
than 40 of our team members
have completed Child Advocate's
Interrupting Racism for
Children workshops, with plans
to send more in the future. Other
trainings and workshops include
the equality-focused TEDxCollegePark
Conference and a number
of workshops through NRPA
and City Parks Alliance. Most
recently, park staff joined colleagues
for a social equity series
on bias and perception hosted by
the Indiana Park and Recreation
Association. Our team also has
participated in a variety of trainings
focused on adaptive and inclusive
programming.
Our training
efforts
extend
to engagement and advocacy,
especially as they relate to our
community partners, stakeholders
and advisory groups,
to
this
closely
align our goals surrounding DEI.
Throughout
process,
our
team understood that we were on
a DEI journey without a final destination.
DEI will always be an
important facet of our organization
and must be integrated into
everything we do. As a team and
as a park department, we will continue
to re-evaluate our offerings
and programs, adapt to our evolving
communities' needs, and put in
place practices to address historical
inequities and structures
parks and green spaces.
DEI will always be an important facet
of Indy Parks and will be integrated into
everything the organization does.
in our
Kimberly Campbell is Deputy Director of Operations and
Programs of Indy Parks (kimberly.campbell@indy.gov). Kavita
Mahoney is Chief Strategy Officer Indy Parks (kavita.
mahoney@indy.gov). Ronnetta Spalding is Chief
Communications Officer of Indy Parks (ronnetta.spalding@
indy.gov).
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