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

Kellee Coleman

Presentations from Facing Race 2018

Building Authentic Community Government Partnerships

GARE's focus is on normalizing conversations about race, operationalizing new behaviors and policies, and organizing to achieve racial equity. GARE is seeing more and more jurisdictions that are making a commitment to achieving racial equity, focusing on the power and influence of their own institutions, and working in partnership across sectors and with the community to maximize impact.

When government prioritizes racial equity, relationships with community shift to authentic engagement and the sharing of power. This workshop will highlight the experiences of jurisdictions that have been recipients of the Innovation and Implementation fund, working with community to eliminate structural racism.

There is an increasingly strong field of practice. We are organizing in government with the belief that the transformation of government is essential for us to advance racial equity and is critical to our success as a nation.

Speakers: Dwayne Marsh, Julie Nelson, Renee Kenyon, Kris Miller, Kellee Coleman