Racial Equity

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

REAL Action 101: Advancing Racial Equity In Local Government Part I

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This training provides for city leaders an introductory overview history of institutional and structural racism in America, and its long standing impacts on social issues and outcomes today. This training will equip leaders with a shared language for racial equity terminology and concepts, and examination of the governing for racial equity framework concepts: normalizing, organizing... 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 »