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

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

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