Glenn Harris

Center for Social Inclusion

Glenn Harris has been working on issues of race and social justice for over twenty years. He has worked with community groups, foundations, and government agencies dedicated to building a more just and democratic society. He is the President of Center for Social Inclusion (CSI), a national non-profit organization that catalyzes community, government, and other institutions to dismantle structural racial inequity. CSI crafts and applies strategies and tools to transform our nation’s policies and practices, in order to ensure equitable outcomes for all. Previously, Glenn worked as the Manager of the City of Seattle Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI), whose mission is to end institutionalized racism in City government and promote multiculturalism and full participation by all residents. The Initiative’s long-term goal is to change the underlying systems that maintain race-based disparities in order to achieve equity. Glenn has supported the start of similar initiatives in jurisdictions across the country, and helped to found the Government Alliance on Race and Equity. Glenn also established the Seattle Office of the Community Police Commission in 2012, when the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the City of Seattle entered into a settlement agreement to address concerns of excessive use of force and biased policing. The agreement included a substantive role for the Community Police Commission to monitor the implementation of police department reforms and to provide ongoing community input.

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