The webinar on “Advancing Racial Equity: Focusing on Structural Drivers of Inequity within Boys and Men of Color Projects” on October 2, 2015 highlighted the reality that our institutions and structures have been designed to produce our current racially inequitable outcomes, and the reality that for us to advance racial equity, we clearly have to work on institutional and structural changes.
The webinar features:
- Marc Philpart from PolicyLink who shared his expertise on deepening the institutional and structural approaches to the Men and Boys of Color and My Brother’s Keeper efforts from across the country. And PolicyLink’s resource on the topic — Boys and Men of Color and Vulnerable Populations: A Community Planning Guide.
- Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman who shared his commitment to changing systems, changing the narrative, adopting culturally specific strategies and making boys and young men of color visible in the data.
- Kory Murphy from Multnomah County, OR and a member of the Steering Committee for Black Male Achievement Portland who talks about the importance collaborations with the community and across institutions, with a focus on having real impacts.
Much appreciation to Marc, Mayor Coleman and Kory for sharing your expertise.