Michigan League for Public Policy hosting forum on race and equity

Posted on September 27, 2016 by Dene Westbrook

Next month the Michigan League for Public Policy will host their annual forum, focused this year on Race, Poverty, and Policy:  Creating an Equitable Michigan.  Rinku Sen, the nationally acclaimed executive director of Race Forward: the Center for Racial Justice Innovation, will keynote the event which will bring together state and local policy makers, community leaders, business executives, and social and faith-based organizations for honest discussion about racial inequity and economic disparity.

As municipal leaders, are we playing a strong enough role in addressing racial inequity in our communities?  From our approach to policing, to our housing, land use, education, and employment policies, what we do impacts – and is impacted by – issues of race. This event offers a great opportunity for learning and conversation about how Michigan cities can make a positive difference.

The keynote address will be followed by five break-out sessions to choose from:

  • Solutions for cities in crisis
  • Government’s role in achieving race equity
  • The next move: taking equitable action for change
  • From watchdog to dog-whistle: media’s role in reporting on race
  • The business case for race equity

The Race, Poverty and Policy: Creating an Equitable Michigan event takes place Monday, October 10, 2016, from 1:00 to 4:30 at the Radisson Hotel (111 N. Grand Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933).  Learn more and register HERE.

Shanna Draheim is MML’s Director of Policy Development.  She can be reached at [email protected] or 517-908-0307.

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