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.