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Advancing Racial Equity: The Role of Government (Chapel Hill)

March 4, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm EST

Workshop

$50

The Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE), and the Center for Social Inclusion invite you to attend “Advancing Racial Equity: the Role of Government”.

This workshop will provide an introduction to the role, challenges, responsibilities and opportunities for government to advance racial equity in North Carolina.

When: Friday, March 4th
8:30 AM — sign-in, coffee, tea and pastries
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM — workshop

Where: Chapel Hill Public Library (directions)
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3640

The workshop will 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. We’ll 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 include time to strategize with local partners and co-sponsors on opportunities to eliminate inequities in housing, transportation, public health, education, criminal justice, and jobs.

The workshop will be led by:

Nelson and Harris were instrumental to the success of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative. GARE, CSI, and the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California, Berkeley are currently working with cities and counties across the country to leverage the power of government to advance racial equity and increase success for all our communities.

There will also be a panel workshop with government and community leaders:

  • Mickey Fearn (Panel 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
  • Campaign for Racial Equity – Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
  • Tye Hunter and James Williams – Anti-Biased Policing Workgroup (Orange County)

Our panelists will discuss the responsibilities and opportunities for government to advance racial equity in North Carolina.

If you work for government or with government, this is the workshop for you. Registration fee is $50 (includes light breakfast and lunch), and scholarships are available.

Register for Advancing Racial Equity


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.

Details

Date:
March 4, 2016
Time:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cost:
$50
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Website:
advancingracialequity-chapelhill.brownpapertickets.com/

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Venue

Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3640 United States
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