EXTENDED Deadline to register, October 19th! Space is limited! Discount for Race Forward Conference Available with GARE Pre-Con Registration!
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[Convening]  Advancing Racial Equity: The Role of Government

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

EXTENDED Deadline to register, October 19th! Space is limited! 

Have you registered, or are thinking about registering, for the Race Forward conference on November 10th? Email Maria Martinez at for discount information. Space is limited!

“A city can only reach its full potential when everyone within its borders reaches theirs. As Mayor, I am committed to racial equity – and I believe it is something that should be interwoven throughout all we do in government. I look forward to the opportunity to come together to talk about how city leaders can advance equity in all they do on November 10 in Atlanta.”

-St. Paul Mayor, Chris Coleman

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.

Register today.


Talk and Q&A with Rinku Sen!

As a part of the 2016 California Advancing Racial Equity cohort, we hosted a conversation and Q&A with author, activist, and director of social justice organization Race Forward, Rinku Sen. During the hour talk with emcee Dwayne Marsh, Rinku discussed the steps government workers and organizations can take to adopt a lens of racial equity to create a “functional, inclusive, compassionate, equitable government.” Focusing on the nuances and ensuing complications of current race issues in the United States, Rinku emphasized the need to build in and with local communities and find allies by explicitly naming race problems, rather than adopting political correctness, and finding solutions that integrate racial equity into an institution’s infrastructure. As the conversation and Q&A  winded down, Sen began to address the concerns and questions from the crowd of devoted government workers looking to improve race relations within their own communities and organizations.



Watch the webinar on Public utilities, Racial Equity and Environmental Justice! 

If you missed the webinar on Public Utilities, Racial Equity, and Environmental Justice: Opportunities and Challenges on September 23, you can watch it on-line here. In addition, Michael Davis and Steve Hamai from Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and Jessica Buendia from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) collaborated to provide answers to the questions we weren’t able to get to during the webinar itself!

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