California Libraries Cultivating Racial Equity and Inclusion (CREI)
Together we can cultivate and accelerate implementation of public library-specific strategies that build racial equity in internal and external library operations that benefit the communities we serve.
Califa Group, in partnership with the Marin County Free Library and Santa Monica Public Library, received a grant from the California State Library for CREI Initiative: California Libraries Cultivating Racial Equity and Inclusion Initiative to be implemented in FY 2020-2021.
This is a one-year grant process for public library cohorts throughout the State of CA to participate in an immersive process, designed specifically for government organizations to infuse a race and equity focus into organizational outcomes and service deliver through evidence-based shifts in operations, processes and policies.
For more information about the CREI program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Training for Participating Libraries
CREI Meeting 1: March 23-25, 2021*
CREI Meeting 2: June 8-10, 2021*
CREI Meeting 3: August 10-12, 2021*
*All trainings and networking events are currently scheduled to be held virtually and will only be held in person if California COVID Safety Protocols permit.
Congratulations to the participating libraries!
First Year - Creating Stage
- Berkeley Public Library
- Chula Vista Public Library
- Daly City Public Library
- Livermore Public Library
- Monterey County Free Libraries
- Palo Alto City Library
- Pasadena Public Library
- San Anselmo Public Library
- Santa Cruz Public Libraries
Second year - Deepening Stage
- Alameda County Library
- Anaheim Public Library
- Azusa City Library
- Contra Costa County Library
- Marin County Free Library
- Napa County Library
- Oakland Public Library
- Oceanside Public Library
- Palos Verdes Library District
- Redwood City Public Library
- Sacramento Public Library
- San José Public Library
- Solano County Library
- Sonoma County Library
- Torrance Public Library
- Yolo County Library