Sustaining Community and Government Racial Equity Initiatives

90-minute Workshops

Day 2

Session Code: S3-H
When: April 11, 2018
Location/Room: 200 F
Level: Intermediate
Track: Government
Presenters: Shoreé Ingram, Hennepin County District Courts (MN)  |  Adriana Temali-Smith, Dakota County  |  Tonya Palmer, Hennepin County  |  Ayanna Farrell, Hennepin County, and University of St. Thomas


Local and state government policies and programs are developed and implemented without thoughtful consideration of racial equity. When racial equity is not explicitly brought into operations and decision-making, racial inequities are likely to be perpetuated. This workshop features examples of agency- and community-level outcomes told from the perspectives of a panel of practitioners who are using racial equity tools and plans in their work. Participants can expect to become familiar with the Racial Equity Toolkit and the necessary conditions and approach for using it effectively to expand racial equity internally and in communities of color.

This workshop is developed by The Center for Social Inclusion and its Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE)—a national network of government working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all. It is presented by three Minnesota government organizations who are working to advance racial equity within their jurisdictions.

Learning Outcomes (Attendees will become familiar with):

  • What a racial equity tool is
  • How it is used
  • Elements that should be in place and the challenges one can anticipate when pursuing success of racial equity initiatives

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