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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.

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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, School of Public Service

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

Track 3: Evidence Based Capacity Building
Sponsor: The George Washington University, Trachtenburg School of Public Policy and Public Administration

Track 4: Dismantling Racism, Sexism and Other Inequities
Sponsor: University of Nebraska at Omaha, College of Public Affairs and Community Service

Track 5: Conquering the COVID-19 Crisis
Sponsor: Virginia Commonwealth University, Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

Track 6: Restorative Justice and Reparations
Sponsor: HBCU Consortium

  • Albany State University, Department of Public Administration
  • Bowie State University, Department of Management, Marketing & Public Administration
  • North Carolina Central University, Department of Public Administration
  • Savannah State University, Department of Political Science and Public Affairs

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

  • Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity
  • School of Public and International Affairs

Lunch Plenary:
Higher Education


Sponsored by:
The Eisenhower & Mellon Foundations

Dr. Alan Curtis, President/CEO of the Milton S. Eisenhower Foundation
Dr. Brandi Blessett (University of Cincinnati),
Chancellor Nancy Cantor (Rutgers University - Newark),
Dean Susan T. Gooden (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Moderated by Dr. RaJade M. Berry-James (NC State University)

Lunch Plenary: Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities

Introduced by: Dr. Samuel L. Brown, Old Dominion University

Dr. Janice Underwood, Chief Diversity Officer for the Commonwealth of Virginia
Moderated by Dr. Ron Carlee, Old Dominion University

Lunch plenary and award ceremony: Philip J. Rutledge Social Equity Leadership Award

Gary Glickman (Chair, NAPA Standing Panel on Social Equity)
Lenneal Henderson (Dean Virginia State University)
Valerie Lemmie (Director, Kettering Foundation)
Prof. Sy Murray (Jackson State University)
Dr. Harvey White (University of Delaware)
Moderated by Dr. David Bell (Indiana University)

Track Sponsors

Social Equity Champions

Social Equity Cheerleaders

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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