Advancing Racial Equity: The Role of Government

Friday, December 1, 2017
8:30am to 4:30pm EST
National League of Cities, Ground Floor Conference Room
660 North Capitol, NW
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The Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) is happy to announce a day-long workshop, “Advancing Racial Equity: The Role of Government,” in DC on December 1st. This workshop will introduce the growing field of practice within local and regional government to advance racial equity in local government. The goals of the workshop are to:

  1. Increase understanding of and commitment to racial equity and the role that government can play in advancing equity.
  2. Share local and national racial equity effective practices.
  3. Further cross-jurisdictional, cross-community, and cross-sector partnerships.

This will be an exciting opportunity to learn more about the growing movement to create an effective and inclusive democracy that advances racial equity. Whether you are an elected or appointed leader in government, or a manager or staff person working in government, or an institutional or community partner who believes in the power of a public sector for the public good, a public sector that advances racial equity, this is the workshop for you.

GARE’s focus is on normalizing conversations about race, operationalizing new behaviors and policies, and organizing to achieve racial equity. We are seeing more and more jurisdictions that are making a commitment to achieving racial equity, focusing on the power and influence of their own institutions, and working in partnership across sectors and with the community to maximize impact. We are organizing in government with the belief that the transformation of government is essential for us to advance racial equity and is critical to our success as a nation.

Workshop leaders are:

  • Dwayne Marsh, Deputy Director of GARE and Vice-President of Institutional and Sectoral Change at RaceForward
  • Shawna Davie, GARE Project Manager in the East and South

The workshop will also feature:

Registration is $95 ($50 for GARE members). Click here to register today!

Thank you to the co-sponsors of our workshop:

  • Bread for the City
  • Consumer Health Foundation
  • DC Initiative on Racial Equity and Local Governments
  • Government of the District of Columbia Office of Human Rights
  • La Clinica del Pueblo
  • National League of Cities
  • Safe Places for the Advancement of Community and Equity
  • Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers

The Government Alliance on Race and Equity is a joint project of the RaceForward and the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. For questions about the workshop, please contact Shawna Davie, GARE’s project manager in the East at

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