Five Cities Are Eliminating Racial Inequity, You Can Too

Mar 12, 2017 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm


Glenn Harris

Center for Social Inclusion

Nadia Owusu

Living Cities Inc

Richard Berry

City of Albuquerque

People of color in US cities disproportionately and historically lack access to opportunities. Racial inequity is often within the power of city government to change. Public will is also growing in U.S. cities to address inequity. Racial Equity Here is an initiative focused on five cities (Albuquerque, Austin, Grand Rapids, Louisville, Philadelphia) committed to improving racial equity and advancing opportunity for all. What if all cities worked in new ways to understand how municipal operations affect people of color and reproduce inequities, and began to address them in transformative ways? This panel will explore the current condition and make a case for how we can address this immense challenge with urgency and impact.

Primary Access: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Access: Film Badge, Music Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Sessions
Track: Government
Level: Beginner