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Regional Racial Equity Workshops

In Madison, Wisconsin
Public Sector Jobs — Advancing Workforce Equity
June 15, 2015; 3:00 to 5:00 pm CST
Lussier Family Heritage Center -- 3101 Lake Farm Rd.

This workshop will be led by Julie Nelson, Director of the Government Alliance on Race and Equity. Nelson will highlight key strategies for advancing racial equity for the public sector as an employer. Participants will have opportunities to strategize with colleagues about policies and practices that can help to increase workforce equity. While she was Director of the Seattle Office for Civil Rights, Nelson co-chaired the Race and Social Justice Initiative Workforce Equity Team inside government, and she also co-chaired Mayor McGinn’s Gender Equity in Pay Task Force. She brings a wealth of hands-on practical experience, as well as current research on the topic.



In Minneapolis, Minnesota
Roundtable: Best Practices In Business And Workforce Inclusion In Municipal Contracting
June 24, 2015; 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Minneapolis Convention Center 
1301 2nd Ave S,  Minneapolis,  MN

Minnesota State, county, and local practitioners will discuss best, smart, and promising programs, techniques, and methodologies that are or have been successful for business and workforce inclusion.

Metropolitan Airports Commission * Minneapolis Public Schools* Minnesota Deparment of Transportation * City of Minneapolis* Hennepin County * City of St. Paul *Minnesota Department of Human Rights * Minnesota Department of Administration* Minnesota Management and Budget * Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority * University of Minnesota * The Office of Governor Mark Dayton

Co-sponsored by the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights, the Metropolitan Council and the Government Alliance on Race and Equity. 

For more information, please contact Faith 

Minimum Qualifications: Best Practices in Recruitment and Selection Advancing Racial Equity in Multnomah County

Screening people in, not screening people out. This is the goal of the new Minimum Qualifications: Best Practices in Recruitment and Selection document produced by Multnomah County, Oregon. The document is one component of a larger plan to advance racial equity through examining and transforming hiring practices within the County.

Read more here


City of Madison hiring an Equity Coordinator
This is highly responsible professional, policy, and strategy work in the planning, development and implementation of the Racial Equity and Social Justice Initiative. The incumbent serves as a lead coordinator of the City’s Racial Equity and Social Justice Team, and participates in formulation and administration of equity policies and in the implementation of equity and civil rights issues. 
The Government Alliance on Race and Equity  

is a national network of government working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all. Across the country, governmental jurisdictions are making a commitment to achieving racial equity, focusing on the power and influence of their own institutions, and working in partnership with others

When this occurs, significant leverage and expansion opportunities emerge, setting the stage for the achievement of racial equity in our communities.

The Alliance provides a multi-layered approach:

  • We support a cohort of jurisdictions that are at the forefront of work to achieve racial equity. 
  • We develop a “pathway for entry” into racial equity work for new jurisdictions.
  • We support and build collaborations that are broadly inclusive and focused on achieving racial equity.
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