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[Convening]  Advancing Racial Equity: The Role of Government

Thursday, November 10th, 2016 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM EST

Deadline to register October 10th! Space is limited! 

“21st century cities are inclusive and embrace equity as a core value. From high quality education to reliable transit and help for entrepreneurs, local government plays a key role in enhancing the lives of their residents. When policy decisions and government operations align to improve the racial equity of service delivery, we all benefit. Please join us at the “Advancing Racial Equity: The Role of Government” event in Atlanta on November 10th to learn more about how we can strive toward equity in our communities”

 -Tacoma Mayor, Marilyn Strickland

Register today.

The Convening will explore the growing field of practice within local and regional government to advance racial equity in their jurisdictions.

This will be an exciting opportunity to learn more about the spreading movement to create an effective and inclusive democracy that centers racial equity.


[Workshop] Join us in Saint Paul, Minnesota! 

Advancing Racial Equity Workshop: The Role of Government

Monday, November 14th  8:30 to 5:00 PM CST

Historically, government played a role in the creation and maintenance of racial inequities. For us to realize our shared aspiration of racial justice, it is necessary for government to focus on the impacts of historical and current policies and practices. This workshop will explore the role, challenges, responsibilities and opportunities for government to advance racial equity in the Twin Cities. We will include an overview of shared terminology, including racial equity and inequity, implicit and explicit bias, and individual, institutional and structural racism. We’ll strategize about how power and privilege impact racial inequity. We will introduce a racial equity tool that can be used in decisions relating to policies, practices, programs and budget.
Within our cities and counties, we must normalize racial equity as a key value, operationalize racial equity via new policies and institutional practice, and organize, both internally and in partnership with other institutions and the community. You will learn about a growing body of effective practices.
The workshop is Monday, November 14 from 8:30 to 5 in downtown Saint Paul. Workshop cost for members of the Government Alliance on Race and Equity ($25) and non-members ($125). Register today, space is limited.
Thank you to the Metropolitan Council’s Environmental Services Division for hosting this workshop in collaboration with the Government Alliance on Race and Equity. 

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Job Announcement!

San Francisco Human Rights Commission Representative – Develops and implements, anti-bias programs and equity initiatives, and more (closes Oct 14, 2016)

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