Office of Equity and Racial Justice

The Office of Equity and Racial Justice is tasked with overseeing the development, coordination, and administration of racial and social equity policies and practices for the City of Chicago.  This includes working to change policies and practices in city government through engaging in training and support of city staff, cultivating engagement between city stakeholders and communities of color, and integrating racial equity analysis and accountability into decision-making processes. In 2022, OERJ was successfully codified, securing present and future efforts to building a more equitable city.

What does OERJ's work look like?

Watch Inside Chicago's episode featuring the Office of Equity & Racial Justice to learn more about our work.