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Midwest Convening on Racial Equity

Save-the-Date: April 25th

The Center for Social Inclusion, the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE), and Communities United are pleased to announce a Midwest Convening on Racial Equity that will take place on April 25th from 9 am to 5 pm in Chicago. This convening will bring together people from government, community organizations, and leaders from across the Midwest region who have strategically adopted cutting edge tools and strategies that leverage the power of government to advance racial equity and increase success for all our communities.

The goals of the Midwest Convening on Racial Equity:

  1. Increase understanding and commitment to racial equity and the role that government can play in advancing equity.
  2. Share local and national racial equity effective practices.
  3. Further cross-jurisdictional, cross-community, and cross-sector strategies for racial equity with partners in housing, criminal justice, employment, education, transportation, public health, immigrant groups and environmental justice.
  4. Foster post-convening collaboration with community organizations and local jurisdictions and develop a regional network of government working to advance racial equity in the Midwest.
  5. Serve as foundational event to solidify partnerships and frameworks among community partners and identify allies and champions within government to advance racial equity.

The Convening will feature nationally and locally recognized plenary speakers and a series of workshops from racial equity leaders across the Midwest, including from community and in government. As a result of these events, we anticipate there will be a growing number of government leaders and staff who have an understanding of the opportunity to normalize conversations about race, operationalize new policies and organizational cultures, and organize within and across institutions in partnership with community to achieve racial equity.

The transformation of government along with community partnership is essential for us to advance racial equity and is critical to our success as a nation.

Stay tuned for information on registration!


The Summit on Race and Equity: A Call to Government and Community

Save the Date: May 16–17th at Northeastern University, Boston

This spring will launch an inclusive cross sector regional network to advance racial equity and ensure opportunities for all. Led by a collaborative of community residents, organizations, and government leaders committed to transformation, resilience, and healing, the City of Boston has joined a national movement to ensure that policies and practices that impact the lives of residents are just and equitable.

More information coming soon!

Join Boston region racial equity advocates for a discussion about the upcoming May 16-17th Summit on Race and Equity!

The webinar will feature details about the Summit, answer questions, and encourage widespread regional attendance in May.

Join members of the Boston Alliance for Racial Equity for a webinar about the upcoming Summit on Race and Equity: A Call to Government and Community.

This is the first summit of it's kind in New England and we want to gather community and government organizations for a pre-summit webinar to share details, answer questions, and encourage wide spread regional attendance. Hear from community, City of Boston leadership and the Government Alliance on Race and Equity about their plans for a cross-sector network to advance racial equity. Join us to learn about the summit and why you should register along with your area partners!

Please register for pre-summit webinar on March 31, 2016 11:30 AM EDT

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Diversity Alliance Summit on Race and Inclusion in Holland, MI on May 17th

What happens when barriers are removed and inclusion is put into action? Find out at the 2016 Summit on Race and Inclusion when national experts present genuine examples of how intentional change transforms all lives for the better. Presenters will also offer strategies and proven best practices on how you can put inclusion into action by promoting diversity and equity in your organization, neighborhood, community, and beyond.

GARE is pleased to be offering a session on how governmental jurisdictions can join the growing movement of government working to advance racial equity and create an effective and inclusive democracy.


[We're Hiring!] Join GARE as a Project Assistant!

The Center for Social Inclusion (“CSI”) / Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) is a fast-paced, collaborative, cutting-edge national policy strategy organization that works to transform structural racial inequity into structural opportunity.

CSI / GARE seeks a Project Assistant for the Government Alliance on Race and Equity to join its team. The position will help to maintain organizational relationships, supports the management of meetings and events, including making extensive event and travel arrangements for the new Racial Equity Here cohort, assists with the production of materials, and conducts research and development to support the growth and expansion of GARE.

Application deadline March 18, 2016.

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