NLC University – REAL Action: Advancing Racial Equity in Local Government

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

City leaders must step up to take the lead with their police departments, business and community leaders to address racial inequities in their respective cities and towns. City leaders have a unique capacity to engage with their communities on racial equity issues and make smart policy decisions that can reduce racial inequities in institutions and systems and restore police–community trust. Do not wait for a tragedy to occur in your city to address these pressing issues. This session will provide city leaders an opportunity to understand how racial tension has impacted cities across the country. Participants will learn how to shift from reacting to crises and headlines to developing and implementing a proactive and sustainable agenda that advances racial equity. Participants will be able identify specific opportunities to lead local efforts at home that advance racial equity.

Credits: 2
Proficiency Area: Leadership (Personal and Organizational Leadership Development)
Level: 101
Cost: $150 early bird rate (by January 31); $160 after January 31
Audience: Local elected officials, city staff, industry professionals; all city sizes


  • Simran Noor Vice President of Policy & Programs - Center for Social Inclusion
  • Julie Nelson Senior Vice-President - Center for Social Inclusion and Director of the Government Alliance for Race and Equity (GARE)


  • Leon Andrews Director, Race Equity And Leadership (REAL) - National League of Cities

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