Julie Nelson. GARE. Diversity. Inclusion. This may sound familiar as Julie presented to ELGL in January 2016, Webinar Library: Building Workforce Equity with Julie Nelson. Now, you can meet Julie in person at this event in Chapel Hill, NC.
The Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE), and the Center for Social Inclusion invite you to attend “Advancing Racial Equity: The Role of Government.”
This workshop will provide an introduction to the role, challenges, responsibilities and opportunities for government to advance racial equity in North Carolina.
When: Friday, March 4th at the Chapel Hill, NC Public Library
8:30 AM sign-in, coffee, tea and pastries
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM workshop
It will also include an overview of shared terminology and use of racial equity tools that can be used in decisions relating to policies, practices, programs and budget. Well focus on national best practices. We know government must transform if we are to achieve racial equity in our communities. Within our cities and counties, we must normalize racial equity as a key value, operationalize racial equity via new policies and institutional practice, and organize, both internally and in partnership with other institutions and the community. The workshop will include time to strategize with local partners and co-sponsors on opportunities to eliminate inequities in housing, transportation, public health, education, criminal justice, and jobs.
The workshop will be led by:
- Julie Nelson, Director of the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE)
- Glenn Harris, President of the Center for Social Inclusion (CSI)
Nelson and Harris were instrumental to the success of Seattles Race and Social Justice Initiative. GARE, CSI, and the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California, Berkeley are currently working with cities and counties across the country to leverage the power of government to advance racial equity and increase success for all our communities.
There will also be a panel workshop with government and community leaders:
- Mickey Fearn (Panel Moderator), Professor of Practice at North Carolina State University and former City of Seattle Race and Social Justice Initiative Manager, panel moderator
- Elizabeth Thornton Trosch, District Court Judge and Captain Pete Davis, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Race Matters for Juvenile Justice
- Tye Hunter and James Williams Anti-Biased Policing Workgroup (Orange County)
- Campaign for Racial Equity, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
Our panelists will discuss the responsibilities and opportunities for government to advance racial equity in North Carolina.