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REAL 200/300 Webinar: Organizing and Operationalizing Racial Equity in Local Government - Shared screen with speaker view
Faustina Cuevas
50:07
Whenever possible, I'd love to hear about sustainability, specifically, how did those cities sustain their vision from administration to administration?
Faustina Cuevas
51:24
Also, this is Faustina Cuevas (she/ella) from City of Lynn. I don't think my name may be reflected appropriately on this zoom account.
Danielle Owczarski
53:58
If a city has a D&E Committee and assumes this committee will be the one to do the work and make sure the city is meeting Equity values, how can the committee be most effective?
Danielle Owczarski
54:46
Also how do you get true input from those affected?
Elaine Wang
55:12
Convening
Geoffrey Beckwith
55:24
Supporting the initiatives publicly
Nicole LaChapelle
55:26
Evolving procurement
Danielle Owczarski
55:36
Using tools to consider equity when making new policies
Steven Ellis
55:36
It starts by putting the discussion on the agenda, then engaging the communities of interest to inform the discussion, enact and fund policies
Rachel Scudder
55:37
introducing transformative ideas of planning and policy
bridget mcguiness
55:40
Employ diverse staff and elevating them to upper positions
Faustina Cuevas
55:44
Elevating the voices of their constituents who are most impacted by racial inequalities
Geoffrey Beckwith
55:47
Listening!
Hannah Chisholm
55:52
Bringing stakeholders together
Elaine Wang
56:49
vetting of procedures from the frontline perspective
Danielle Owczarski
56:52
Implementing tools
Hannah Chisholm
57:00
Improving existing programs to increase equity
Eric Barber-Mingo
57:05
Staff can IDENTIFY where equity problems exist
Nicole LaChapelle
57:05
Modeling behavior as a result of new policies
Ellen Kaye
57:13
Working with their departments to normalize racial equity discussions and policies
Geoffrey Beckwith
57:24
Implementing changes put forward by elected leaders
Danielle Owczarski
01:09:49
I think "you are being divisive" is a BIG one people throw out as a coded response.
Faustina Cuevas
01:15:56
That went by fast what were the 4 states?
Eric Barber-Mingo
01:17:00
Rhode Island NY Minn and CA
Faustina Cuevas
01:34:56
Thank you!
Steven Ellis
01:37:29
We've found these conversations benefit from a very skilled facilitator who can negotiate the divide that often exists between world views, and manage the intense emotion that people on either side of a conversation bring to the table. That skill seems almost as important as the fundamentals of the model that supports the dialogue.
Elaine Wang
01:53:55
Are there source lists for data that can help very small staff municipalities know where to look? Vermont communities have such small minority populations that many of us probably don't even know where relevant data might be.
Kim Souza
01:55:38
I have a similar question as Elaine Wang. Also in VT and concerns have been raised that disaggregated data may have negative impact on identifying our BIPoC community members.
Rebecca Mueller
01:56:17
Center for Rural Studies at UVM - collect state, census and federal data
Ellen Kaye
01:57:39
Thank you all.
Hannah Chisholm
01:57:41
Thank you Seantae!
Chrismery Gonzalez
01:57:57
thank you!
Danielle Owczarski
01:58:10
Thank you!
Chris Taylor
01:59:15
Thank you!
Kari Hoffmann
02:00:05
Important work...thank you!
Karen Astley
02:00:17
Thank you.
Brian Gill
02:00:21
Thank you