Advancing Racial Equity through a Whole-of-Government Approach
Join the Urban Institute for a conversation on how to strategically collaborate across various levels of government to systematically center, embed, and advance racial equity. This virtual event will bring together equity leaders representing federal, state, and local governments to talk about the process and challenges of and lessons learned from tackling a multipronged approach to advance racial equity. The wide-ranging discussion will explore lessons learned in conducting an internal equity assessment, best practices for the allocation of resources and delivery of government benefits, and ways to deliberately engage with communities of color while spotlighting the unique governmental challenges, barriers, and considerations in sustainably advancing racial equity.
Rekha Balu, Director of Federal Equity Initiatives, Co-Vice President of the Office of Race and Equity Research, Urban Institute
Maya Duru, Fellow, Office of Evaluation Sciences, General Services Administration
Alfredo Hernandez, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Michigan Department of Civil Rights
Namita Mody, Director, Council Office of Racial Equity (CORE), Council of the District of Columbia
Heather Jue Northover, Principal Analyst, Anti-Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion Initiative, Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office
Brion Oaks, Chief Equity Officer, City of Austin
Kimberlyn Leary, Senior Vice President, Urban Institute (moderator)
We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. Please email [email protected] if you require any accommodations or have any questions about this event.
Date & Time
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Director of Federal Equity Initiatives
Senior Vice President, Research Management and Program Development