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Racial Equity

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

(NEW) NLC University: Leadership 201: REAL Action – Advancing Racial Equity in Local Government Part II

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As a continuation of the 101-level course, this is the next level of learning in which you will get an opportunity to dig deeper into understanding the components of institutional and systemic racism. Participants will explore best practices for addressing these challenges in local government. Specialists from the NLC REAL (Race, Equity and Leadership) team... Read more »

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

(NEW) Leadership 301: REAL Action – Advancing Racial Equity in Local Justice Reform Initiatives

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Building upon the foundational learning from 101 and 201, participants will explore the opportunities, challenges, and best practices for advancing racial equity through criminal justice focused policies, practices and initiatives. Specialists from NLC’s REAL (Race, Equity, and Leadership) and Justice Reform and Youth Engagement teams will navigate you through case studies of what municipal governments... Read more »

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

REAL Redlining Exhibit

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Undesign the Redline offers conference participants a comprehensive look at redlining policies and other mechanisms of structural racism in cities across America. Through maps, current day stories and a historical overview, this interactive presentation explores the policies that shaped why cities look the way they do today. Brought to you by the NLC Race, Equity,... Read more »

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

REAL Talk: Advancing Local Efforts to Improve Outcomes for Boys and Men of Color

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Over the past few years, Cities United, the National League of Cities, My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, and Bloomberg Associates have committed to supporting local governments as they work to break down barriers and alleviate burdens boys and young men of color (BYMOC) face in cities across this nation. To support local elected officials in elevating... Read more »

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

My Brother’s Keeper Local Youth Town Hall and REAL Redlining Exhibit Opening Reception

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Nearly 200 cities joined the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Community Challenge, a program to improve the outcomes for boys and men of color— launched in 2015 by President Obama. City leaders have agreed to take action by launching city-wide initiatives, starting mentoring programs and changing local policies. As city leaders seek to build on current... Read more »

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

REAL Redlining Exhibit

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Undesign the Redline offers conference participants a comprehensive look at redlining policies and other mechanisms of structural racism in cities across America. Through maps, current day stories and a historical overview, this interactive presentation explores the policies that shaped why cities look the way they do today. Brought to you by the NLC Race, Equity,... Read more »

11:00 am - 11:25 am

NLC Spotlight Theater: NLC University Leaders Lab: A Year of Building Inclusive Communities

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Hear from city leaders participating in the NLC University Leaders Lab Cohort. Five mayors and six chiefs of staff will present in a TED talk style format on what they have been doing to build inclusive communities. At the beginning of 2018, each participant developed a unique project specifically designed for their respective community. Learn... Read more »

11:30 am - 11:55 am

NLC Spotlight Theater: NLC University Leaders Lab: A Year of Building Inclusive Communities

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Hear from city leaders participating in the NLC University Leaders Lab Cohort. Five mayors and six chiefs of staff will present in a TED talk style format on what they have been doing to build inclusive communities. At the beginning of 2018, each participant developed a unique project specifically designed for their respective community. Learn... Read more »

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Film and Discussion: The House We Live In

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Race is not biology. It is a social construct ingrained in politics, economics and culture—and carries various economic impacts and outcomes for communities. Learn the ways America’s institutions and policies, such as redlining and housing policy, advantage some groups at the expense of others. After the film, join in on a dynamic discussion that will... Read more »

8:00 am - 12:30 pm

REAL Redlining Exhibit

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Undesign the Redline offers conference participants a comprehensive look at redlining policies and other mechanisms of structural racism in cities across America. Through maps, current day stories and a historical overview, this interactive presentation explores the policies that shaped why cities look the way they do today. Brought to you by the NLC Race, Equity,... Read more »

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Redlining and Governing for Racial Equity

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Although redlining was banned years ago, this practice still occurs in several cities across the nation. Learn how municipalities are uncovering, unpacking and addressing the effects of redlining in communities across our country and how redlining helped solidify intergenerational disparities by race. Explore what cities can do to apply a racial equity lens to develop... Read more »