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.
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