Session 1: Local Government & Equity
September 17th, 10-11:30 am
Early bird registration ends Sept. 8th
Workshop Leader: Sharon Williams, City of Durham, Racial Equity & Inclusion Manager
Let's start at the basics. Do you know how local government and equity are related to one another? Are you seeking ideas for making policy and budgetary decisions through an equity lens? Hear from practitioners working to institutionalize foundations of equity in their government organizations. Part-training, part-workshop, part-self-reflection. Recommended as a precursor to additional Summit sessions.
Session 2: Development, Growth, & Equity
September 24th, 10-11:30 am
Early bird registration ends Sept. 14th
Speakers: Abigail Langston, PolicyLink, Program for Regional and Environmental Equity; James Crowder, PolicyLink, Senior Associate
Yes, the Triangle region is growing. More importantly, are we growing in an equitable and inclusive manner? Presenters will examine the numbers that seek to answer this question, and lead discussion with local communities and partner organizations working to rethink public sector approaches to growth.
Session 3: Community Livability For All
October 1st, 10-11:30 am
Speakers: Chatham Health Alliance; Brieanne Lyda-McDonald, NC Institute of Medicine
Early bird registration ends Sept. 24th
If there's anything the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us, it's that our communities must rethink our approach to better support our oldest and must vulnerable residents. Hear from organizations in our region and state that have already started this process. Panelists will outline the changing approaches in North Carolina to improve coordination of services, health outcomes and quality of life in an equitable way.
Session 4: Equitable Community Engagement
October 8th, 10-11:30 am
Early bird rate ends Sept. 28th
Speakers: Rattana Sengsoulichanh, City of Minneapolis, Senior City Planner; Participatory Budgeting Project Team
Engaging with residents for feedback and input is key to the success of any project or community decision. Getting that input from every resident, including harder-to-reach communities, takes intentional action and strategies that find people where they are (rather than expecting them to come to the table). Speakers will share successful efforts and discuss ongoing challenges to ensure the community is represented.
Session 5: policing Equity
October 15th, 10-11:30 am
Early bird rate ends October 5th
Speakers: Kevin J. Strom, RTI International, Center for Policing Research and Investigation Science Director
As departments face ongoing requests and demands for reform, they will be tasked with community-centered policing that not only requires increased interaction with the public, but direct implementation of community-requested ideas (evidenced by newly released policy frameworks). How can departments use data to track decisions and behavior, and ensure both align with community interests?
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