Advancing Racial Equity: The Role of Government
Friday, March 4th from 8:30 am to 3 pm at Chapel Hill Public Library (directions)
Advancing Racial Equity will provide an introduction to the role, challenges, responsibilities and opportunities for government to advance racial equity in North Carolina.
The workshop will also include an overview of shared terminology and use of racial equity tools that can be used in decisions relating to policies, practices, programs and budget. Well focus on national best practices. We know government must transform if we are to achieve racial equity in our communities. 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.
The workshop will be led by:
There will be time to strategize with local partners and co-sponsors on opportunities to eliminate inequities in housing, transportation, public health, education, criminal justice, and jobs
Our panel with government and community leaders will include:
- Mickey Fearn (Moderator) – Professor of Practice at North Carolina State University and former City of Seattle Race and Social Justice Initiative Manager
- Elizabeth Thornton Trosch, District Court Judge and Captain Pete Davis, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department – Race Matters for Juvenile Justice
- Tye Hunter and James Williams – Anti-Biased Policing Workgroup (Orange County)
- Campaign for Racial Equity – Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
Thank you to our co-sponsors Race Matters for Juvenile Justice, Organizing Against Racism-Orange County (OAR-OC), and Z Smith Reynolds Foundation for financial support.