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Los Angeles Office of Racial Equity (ORE)

Since 2019, Catalyst California and Community Coalition have been co-convening the embRACE LA Equity Alliance (the “Alliance”). This coalition of community-based organizations committed to racial justice has been focused on urging the City of Los Angeles to develop an Office of Racial Equity (ORE) with the funding, authority, and longevity necessary to build thriving communities of color.

Following and the subsequent uprisings, the City officially established an ORE in the summer of 2020 and has placed it within the newly established Civil, Human Rights, and Equity Department. The Alliance is currently working to ensure that the ORE is developed and implemented in ways that enables it to have lasting impact.

For more information about the Los Angeles ORE, please contact Alejandra Ponce de León at