Racial Equity: A Policy Approach

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
1:00pm to 2:30pm EST
Zoom event
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How are local governments using legislation to address long-standing racial disparities? What is the role of philanthropy in moving Chief Equity Officers and Legislators toward a more racially equitable Greater Washington region? On November 10th, 2020, the DC Council unanimously passed The Reach Act, a racial equity legislation introduced by Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie. We will explore how the Greater Washington region has facilitated the process of passing such legislation and what other racial equity initiatives are coming down the pipeline in 2022 and beyond from the government.

This a WRAG Members Only Event 


  • Amber Hewitt, Chief Equity Officer, Mayor's Office of Racial Equity 
  • Janeese Lewis George, Ward 4 Councilmember, District of Columbia
  • Kenyan McDuffie, Ward 5 Councilmember, District of Columbia 
  • Alicia Jones McCleod, Executive Director at Challenging Racism, Arlington County
  • Brian McClure,  Director of Council's Office of Racial Equity


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