Deadline to register for our national Convening: Advancing Racial Equity: The Role of Government is October 10th! 
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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! 

“Addressing racial inequities is critical to a city’s sustainability – and it is a responsibility of government.  As Mayor, it is one of my top priorities.  I am eager to join the conversation and learn best practices around advancing inclusiveness in every practice and policy at City Hall during the Advancing Racial Equity: The Role of Government session on November 10 in Atlanta. I hope you can join me for this shared learning opportunity as we work together to make our cities stronger and better places for everyone.”

 -Grand Rapids Michigan Mayor, Rosalynn Bliss

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. 

In the News

Annie E. Cassie Foundation releases new report "Using Racial Equity Impact Assessments for Smarter Policy Decisions"

Policymakers have access to assessment tools that illustrate how decisions can impact populations of color. These resources — outlined in the third Race for Results case study — give leaders a tangible mechanism for crafting legislation and policies that treat kids and families of color fairly. Learn how leaders are using REIA in decision making.

New King County, WA Strategic Plan Confronts Inequity

King County’s first Strategic Plan for Equity and Social Justice (ESJ) is a blueprint for action and change that will guide pro-equity policy direction, decision-making, planning, operations and services, and workplace practices in order to advance equity and social justice within County government and in partnership with communities. It's a six-year plan for King County to transform all operations to advance equity in key areas of government. For more information click here

Thursday Night Talk: Is Humboldt County Ready For Changing Demographics?

Is Humboldt County ready to embrace its changing demographic? Is Humboldt County a place of cultural and racial equity? Join host Lorna Bryant as she and her guests Dwayne Marsh (Center for Social Inclusion’Government Alliance on Race and Equity); Darren Arquero (UC Berkeley and Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society); and Humboldt State University student Malcolm Chanaiwa discuss 'creating a place where we all belong'."
Job Announcement!

City of Seattle Equity Training and Leadership Development Advisor.  This is an opportunity to continue the work of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative and enhance citywide Workforce Equity.

Click here for more information

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