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Self-Awareness First

This guest article is by ELGL member Matt Hirschinger, Assistant to the City Manager for the City of Arvada, CO. Read all of Matt’s other articles at the Social Justice –> Government homepage. One of the courses I recently completed is “Intercultural Communication”. What I found was that though there was some good information about … Continued

DEI and the “Too Far”, “Too Much” Dilemma

This guest article is by ELGL member Matt Hirschinger, Assistant to the City Manager for the City of Arvada, CO. Read all of Matt’s other articles at the Social Justice –> Government homepage. Those of us engaging with diversity, equity, and inclusion eventually, if not immediately, run into the challenge of exasperation. “This is going … Continued

Podcast: Equity & Economic Inclusion with Aleea Slappy Wilson, Norfolk, VA

Aleea Slappy Wilson Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer City of Norfolk, Virginia LinkedIn | Bio Championing equity and inclusion. Aleea Slappy Wilson, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer and LGBTQ Liaison for the City of Norfolk, Virginia, joined the podcast to discuss the City’s equity initiative. She shared how the diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts started … Continued

Homelessness and a Choice

This guest article is by ELGL member Matt Hirschinger, Assistant to the City Manager for the City of Arvada, CO. Read all of Matt’s other articles at the Social Justice –> Government homepage. My fifth project as part on my ongoing degree and the Social Justice -> Local Government series is an infographic created for … Continued

Podcast: Truth and Reconciliation with Gina Peebles, Alachua County, FL

Gina Peebles Assistant County Manager – Chief of Staff Alachua County, Florida LinkedIn | Twitter A path forward. Gina Peebles, Chief of Staff for Alachua County, Florida, joined the podcast to discuss Alachua County’s truth and reconciliation initiative. This work was driven by the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) museum and memorial for lynching victims. Gina … Continued

What are our 1,000 Words?

This guest article is by ELGL member Matt Hirschinger, local government professional in transition. Read all of Matt’s other articles at the Social Justice –> Government homepage. We say that a picture is worth 1,000 words, recognizing that visual images can communicate many different messages both explicit and implicit in a single moment. As local … Continued

Podcast: Mobility & Equity with Charles T. Brown, Equitable Cities

Charles T. Brown Founder & CEO, Equitable Cities Adjunct Professor, Rutgers University LinkedIn | Twitter Arrested mobility. Charles T. Brown, the Founder & CEO of Equitable Cities and Professor of Planning & Public Policy at Rutgers University, joined the podcast to talk about the connection between mobility and equity. He discussed the concept of arrested … Continued

Podcast: Civil Rights & Racial Equity with Joshua Barr, Des Moines, IA

Joshua Barr Director of Civil and Human Rights City of Des Moines, IA LinkedIn | Twitter Breaking bread, building bridges. Joshua Barr, Director of Civil & Human Rights at the City of Des Moines, Iowa, joined the podcast to discuss his work with the City, including his Emmy Award-winning documentary. He talked about the engagement … Continued

Privilege within DEI

This guest article is by ELGL member Matt Hirschinger, local government professional in transition. This article was written for the Hard Conversations about Racial Equity Cohort. Read all of Matt’s other articles at the Social Justice –> Government homepage. I’ve spoken about my privilege before on ELGL. I wrote about it in my first post … Continued

Podcast: Restorative Housing Reparations with Nicholas Cummings, Evanston, IL

Nicholas Cummings Corporation Counsel City of Evanston, Illinois LinkedIn Redressing institutional racism and redlining. Nicholas Cummings, Corporation Counsel for the City of Evanston, Illinois, joined the podcast to talk about the new program approved last month to address the historic impacts of housing discrimination. He shared the details of the program and the City’s Local … Continued

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