Webinar: Talking Race, Talking Place: The Relationship between Our Government, Our Communities, and Changing Our Racial Narratives

by Public Works on December 3, 2015 in December 2015 eNewsletter

In December 2015, Public Works hosted its most popular webinar to date.  In case you missed it, Talking Race webinar image racial narrativehere’s your chance to watch a recording of it.

You can also view the presentation slides here.  Later in the webinar, the presenters also referenced this video, which is also worth a watch.

Webinar Summary:

Are you working to advance public policies and programs meant to further racial equity in your state or community? Do you want to be racially explicit in the pursuit of your goals but in a way that brings more people of all types into the conversation in a constructive way? Do you have a sense (or direct evidence) that stereotypes about a racialized “other” are being used to undermine support for public solutions? If you answered “yes” to these questions, then we have a webinar for you.

Public Works and the Center for Social Inclusion teamed up to host this webinar that  features the learnings and recommendations from new research commissioned by CSI on how to talk about race as well as the perspective of on-the-ground advocates doing this work in Arkansas.

It goes without saying that these are large scale challenges that will require bringing multiple strategies to bear and do so with discipline over many years….but that does not mean that a one-hour webinar is too small to be one small step in the right direction.

This webinar features presentations from:

  • Anika Fassia, Public Works
  • Elaine Mejia, Public Works
  • Jessica Kang, The Center for Social Inclusion
  • Rich Huddleston, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families
  • Bill Kopsky, Arkansas Public Policy Panel

Advancing Public Solutions for Children and Families: an exercise in crowdsourced learning

by Public Works on April 29, 2015 in Webinar

In November 2014, Public Works led a workshop at the Kids Count conference during which we tasked participating child advocates (including some of you) with developing new narratives in support of public programs and policies that organizations in the network … Continue reading

Hash-It-Out Webinar on Self-Sufficiency Rhetoric

by Public Works on April 7, 2015 in Framing

Public Works recently introduced a new webinar series we’re calling “Hash-It-Out”. Our first Hash-It-Out topic was “How Personal Responsibility and Self-Sufficiency Rhetoric Undermines Support for Public Solutions and What We Can Do About It.” If you missed it or would … Continue reading

Webinar: Seizing the Election Year Opportunity to Build Public Understanding

by Sarah White on July 30, 2014 in Framing

Yesterday, Public Works hosted a webinar on Seizing the Election Year Opportunity to Build Public Understanding.  During election season more Americans tune in to the public dialogue. This heightened interest provides a unique opportunity to define what elections should be … Continue reading

Webinar: Organizing for a Government that Works for All

by Public Works on May 20, 2014 in Government

Across the country creative and collaborative organizing efforts are building the public will for progressive change. Public Works has had the privilege of working with a number of these efforts and to develop its own thinking about the intersection of … Continue reading

Re-Webinar: Reload, Refresh, Restart a Conversation about Government

by Public Works on June 27, 2012 in Government

Public Works’ staff stayed off the road this month and instead worked to support our partners in the field by providing technical support and developing new tools. Speaking of tools for partners, if you missed it you can still download … Continue reading