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20th Annual Social Equity Leadership Conference

June 09, 2021 @ 10:00:00 am - June 11, 2021 @ 05:00:00 pm
Eastern Time (ET)

Join us for the 20th Annual Social Equity Leadership Conference this June! This year's theme is "Fostering Social Equity: Innovation and Change" signifying an emphasis on developing and promoting concrete actions with lasting impact. To maximize your safety and to enable the broadest possible participation, the conference will be held virtually.

About the Conference

This conference provides a space to discuss how public administrators can develop a broader understanding of social equity and recognize social equity's implications within the administrative context. You will have the opportunity to engage in the discussion through a range of educational lectures, workshops, live plenaries, keynote and lunchtime speakers, on-demand panels, and power social hours.

Schedule-at-a-glance

Wednesday, June 9th

  • 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Live Opening Plenary Session
  • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Lunchtime Lecture
  • 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. - On Demand
  • 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - On Demand
  • 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Power Hour, Social Hour

Thursday, June 10th

  • 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. - On Demand
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - On-Demand
  • 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - Lunchtime Lecture
  • 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. - On Demand
  • 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - On Demand
  • 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Power Hour, Social Hour

Friday, June 11th

  • 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. - On Demand
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - On-Demand
  • 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - Lunchtime Lecture
  • 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. - On Demand
  • 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - On Demand

Conference Tracks

Track 1: Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities

Sponsor: Old Dominion University

  • Systemic Racism in Housing, Economics, and Criminal Justice
  • Respect for Tribal Sovereignty and Strengthen Nation-to-Nation Relationship
  • Xenophobia Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
  • Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Track 2: Investing in Social Infrastructure
Sponsor: University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

  • Equitable Development and Sustainable Built Environments
  • Exploring Inequity: A Holistic Approach
  • Tax Policy for Equitable Growth
  • Innovative Finance & Social Innovation

Track 3: Evidence Based Capacity Building
Sponsor: The George Washington University

Track 4: Dismantling Racism, Sexism and Other Inequities
Sponsor: University of Nebraska at Omaha

  • Identifying Root Causes in Health Care, Education, Policing
  • Promising Breakthrough Approaches
  • Evidence-based Best Practices
  • Impact of Health and Human Service Programs
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Numbers & Narratives: Sharing Stories and Lessons Learned

Track 5: Conquering the COVID-19 Crisis
Sponsor: Virginia Commonwealth University

  • National Implementation Plan
  • A Culturally-Responsive Approach
  • Prioritizing Vulnerable Communities
  • Equitable Community Response

Track 6: Restorative Justice and Reparations
Sponsor: HBCU Consortium

  • National Reckoning
  • Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation
  • Dispelling the Myth of the “Hierarchy of Human Value”
  • Innovative Approaches to Close the Wealth Gap
  • From Restoration to Reconciliation
  • Restorative Practices: More than Criminal Justice

Track 7: Data Science, Equity and Governance
Sponsor: North Carolina State University

  • Artificial Intelligence and the Increasing Reliance on Technology
  • Ensuring Access to Services, Content, and knowledge
  • Are Government Built Applications and Services Coded for Equity?
  • Bringing Banking and Financial Success to All


Interested in sponsorship?

There are several ways to sponsor the virtual conference including corporate sponsorship, sponsorship of a track, identifying your organization as a social equity champion, or identifying yourself as a cheerleader! For more information regarding sponsorship, please contact the Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance's Chair or Vice Chair.

Gary Glickman, Chair (garylglickman@gmail.com)
RaJade M. Berry-James, Vice Chair (rmberryj@ncsu.edu)

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