A statement from WRAG's Racial Equity Working Group.
Effective December 31, 2018.
At the sixth session of WRAG & LGW's learning series, Dr. Manuel Pastor discussed building a regional, multi-ethnic movement for racial equity.
The fifth session of Putting Racism on the Table: Expanding the Table for Racial Equity features Julie Nelson (Race Forward and the Government Alliance on Race and Equity) and Karla Bruce (Fairfax County Government).
In her latest column, Tamara Copeland, WRAG’s president, asks if readers would be willing to take action to acknowledge this important day in American history.
WRAG is pleased to announce that it will partner with the Racial Equity and Leadership Initiative of the National League of Cities to host a regional summit in 2019, tentatively called Race, Racism and the Future of Greater Washington.
Last year, WRAG's president Tamara Copeland was named the Waldemar Nielsen Visiting Fellow, Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. As part of her time at Georgetown, Tamara oversaw a research project to assess the impact of the 2016 Putting Racism on the Table series.
In the 2nd session of WRAG and LGW’s Putting Racism on the Table: Expanding the Table for Racial Equity series, Dr. Robin DiAngelo discussed the way race shapes the lives of white people.
In the second session of the Putting Racism on the Table: Expanding the Table for Racial Equity series, Dr. Ibram Kendi, author of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, discussed how structural racism is constructed by the interplay of racist ideas and racist policies.