Facing Race: A National Conference in St. Louis, MO — November 20-22, 2024

Jermaine Toney

Research Consultant | Race Forward

Jermaine Toney is a Research Consultant with Race Forward. He holds a master’s degree in public policy and is working towards a doctorate in economics from the New School for Social Research in NYC. Previously, Mr. Toney worked as lead researcher with the Organizing Apprenticeship project in Minnesota. There, he authored policy briefs on racial equity and economic opportunity. He has presented policy research on racial and state budget equity.

Presentations from Facing Race 2014

Institutionalizing Racial Equity and Advancing Positive Racial Impacts

Can we prevent institutional racism by institutionalizing racial equity? Can we change the way we do business in our organizations, institutions and government so that racial equity and inclusion are an operating framework? Can we be proactive instead of reactive when combating inequity? The answer is: yes! This session will highlight how government entities and community organizations are using racial equity tools and strategies to achieve fair and favorable outcomes.

Speakers: Terrence Keleher, Dominique Apollon, Jermaine Toney, Julie Nelson

Presentations from Facing Race 2012

Launching Proactive Policy Agendas for Racial Equity

How do we move from reacting to racial disparities to proactively addressing racial equity? In this workshop, the Organizing Apprenticeship Project (OAP) in Minnesota, United Congress of Community and Religious Organizations (UCCRO) in Illinois, Maine People's Alliance (MPA) will share their experience using legislative report cards, policy guides and proactive agendas that highlight racial equity issues. These organizations are using innovative tools and strategies for introducing an equity-focused framework into the policy-making arena.

Speakers: Vina Kay, Jermaine Toney, Alheli M. Herrera