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Launch Event for The California Alliance on Racial Equity (Southern CA)

January 20, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST


The Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) continues its launch of learning cohorts of governmental jurisdictions that are systemically advancing racial equity with a new series debuting this week in Southern California.

The launch event for the Southern California edition of the California Alliance on Racial Equity will begin at 2 pm on Wednesday, January 20 at the Los Angeles City College Student Union Building.

Dr. Manuel Pastor from the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and Julie Nelson, Director of the Government Alliance on Race and Equity will be giving a framing address to the cohort and guests.

This follows on the successful debuts of cohorts in Northern California and the Twin Cities this past week. In Minnesota, 13 jurisdictions gathered in Woodbury, MN for a two-day intensive orientation to the strategies that will frame the series. In Oakland, more than 125 local officials and community partners gathered to hear Nelson and john powell from the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society speak on the formative racial equity issues of the day.

These three learning cohorts represent a significant expansion of jurisdictions working to advance racial equity. GARE is a national network of government working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all. Government’s proactive work on racial equity has the potential to leverage significant change, setting the stage for the achievement of racial equity in our communities. Supporting targeted cohorts of jurisdictions and providing best practices, tools and resources is helping to build and sustain current efforts and build a national movement for racial equity. GARE cohorts will implement proven practices and replicate success, changing the norm of what is expected and possible from government and will increase our collective impact. Five jurisdictions will take part in the Southern California cohort and fourteen entities are participating in the Northern California Cohort. Each of the cohorts will run for 12 months.

For more information about the California cohorts, please contact Dwayne S. Marsh at dmarsh@thecsi.org. For information about how your jurisdiction can engage, contact Julie Nelson at jnelson@thecsi.org.


January 20, 2016
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Los Angeles City College
Student Union Building, 3rd Floor, 855 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, 90029 United States
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