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Advancing Racial Equity: The Role of Government (Chicago)

December 4, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm CST


75 (scholarships available)

Communities United, 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 the Greater Chicago Region. 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 be led by:

Nelson and Harris were instrumental to the success of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative and the launching of the Governing for Racial Equity Network in the Northwest. 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 city, county, and community leaders.

If you work for government or with government, this is the workshop for you. Registration fee is $75 for larger organizations and $25 for community based organizations (includes light breakfast and lunch).

Please contact Evelin Rodriguez for information about full scholarships.



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December 4, 2015
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
75 (scholarships available)
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