Webinar: How Public Servants Can Fight for Racial Justice
8:00am - 9:00am
This workshop is hosted by our partners at Apolitical. To sign-up, visit their website.
Following the death of George Floyd — a 46-year-old black man who died while being arrested in the US city of Minneapolis, Minnesota when his neck was pinned down by an officer’s knee — we asked Apolitical members what they would like to see in a conversation about racial justice. This workshop is the result of those responses.
This workshop will discuss what public servants can do to push for racial justice in their departments, governments, countries, and on a global scale. You’ll hear from public servants from the US, UK, and South Africa, who have experience in fighting for racial equality.
THE WORKSHOP WILL COVER:
- What initiatives exist already to push for racial justice in the public service
- What individual public servants can do to fight for equality
- How to foster systemic change in institutions
WHO YOU’LL HEAR FROM:
Dr. Farris Muhammad, the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer of the City of Peoria, Illinois. Dr. Muhammad was hired in 2018 after a series of national articles highlighted the state of racial inequity in Peoria, and local community conversations on race led residents to demand reform in city hall.
Lindewe Mazibuko, co-founder of Apolitical Academy. Lindewe was the former Parliamentary Leader for the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) in South Africa, as the first non-white person to lead the Democratic Alliance in parliament. She is currently a resident fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics.
One of the leaders of the Race to the Top G6/7 Network, a community of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) G6/7 civil servants across all UK government departments and agencies. The network’s overarching intention is to help BAME G6/7s thrive and progress, helping to address BAME underrepresentation in the UK Senior Civil Service.
WHO SHOULD JOIN:
Individuals looking to learn how to fight for racial equality in their workplace or department.
Managers who want to foster a more equitable and inclusive work environment.
Leaders who want to learn how to push for systemic change at an institutional level.