Disparity Report 2021

In November 2020 Town Meeting voted for the Town of Brookline to prepare a Report on the Disparities within the Brookline community.

A working group of the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations, the Commission of DICR, and community members has been tasked with collaborating with other Town Departments and community organizations to prepare a Report on ways to repair the Disparities in Brookline.

This Disparity Report will reflect qualitative and quantitative data that was available within the municipality and community organizations within Brookline. This report intends to identify disparities that exist in Brookline’s programming, resources, and services among traditionally underrepresented groups, and will ultimately include recommendations on fiscal allocations to the Town Budget, as well as concrete actions that can be taken by the Town to address and remedy those Disparities.

Click here to access data and information the Working Group has collected, as well as the Resolution. 

Working Group DRAFT Disparity Report (November 2021)

A brief presentation of the DRAFT Report Recommendations can be found here

Disparity Report Community Survey 

We are now looking for input from the community at large! Please consider completing a survey to ensure that our Working Group has aligned and captured the needs and perceptions of the community in our Report and Recommendations. Below you will find links to the survey in English, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese.  Responses are anonymous. 

 Brookline Disparity Report Background and Survey (English)

Справочная информация об отчете и опросе о неравенстве в Бруклайне

布鲁克莱恩差异报告背景和问卷调查 

布魯克來恩差異報告背景和問卷調查 

Encuesta e informe de antecedentes de desigualdad en Brookline 

If you need reasonable accommodations, or additional language access, please contact Sarah Kaplan, ADA Coordinator and Community Relations Specialist at 617.730.2329 or skaplan@brooklinema.gov 

If you have other questions about the Disparity Report or the Survey, please contact Caitlin Starr, Assistant Director of the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations at 617.730.2345 or cstarr@brooklinema.gov  

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