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Upcoming Webinar Explores New Equity Data for the Nation's 100 Largest Cities

Upcoming Webinar Explores New Equity Data for the Nation's 100 Largest Cities

Many American cities are experiencing an economic revival, but this rising economic tide is not translating into good jobs, living wages, and ownership opportunities for their low-income communities and communities of color. City leaders face an urgent need to put in place policies and strategies to counter deepening inequality and build “all-in cities” where all residents — especially those who’ve long been excluded — can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential.

Understanding the state of equity in cities is critical to advancing this agenda, which is why PolicyLink and the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) are expanding the National Equity Atlas to include detailed data disaggregated by race, nativity, and income for the 100 largest cities. The National Equity Atlas is a first-of-its-kind data and policy tool that provides indicators of demographic change, racial and economic inclusion, and the economic benefits of equity for all 50 states, the 150 largest regions, and nationwide.

Please join us on September 30th for a tour of the new city data and learn how you can use it to advance policies and strategies to build more equitable, resilient, and vibrant cities.

I will be moderating a panel of speakers that includes:

  • Betsy Hodges, Mayor of Minneapolis
  • Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO, PolicyLink
  • Manuel Pastor, Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California and Director of PERE
  • Pamela Stephens, Data Analyst, PERE 

This webinar is co-sponsored by: Local Progress, Democracy Collaborative, Gamaliel, Government Alliance for Race and Equity, Living Cities, Mayors Innovation Project, National League of Cities/Race, Equity and Leadership (REAL) initiative, New Economy Coalitionthe Partnership for Working Families, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and media partner The Next America/National Journal.

Register for Equity Summit 2015 on October 27-29 in Los Angeles

Continue the conversation about equity data and strategies to build all-in cities at Equity Summit 2015:

  • Get hands-on training on how to track, measure, and make the case for equity and inclusive growth in your community at Using Equity Data to Drive Policy and Systems Change, one of several Equity Institutes.
  • Test drive more than a dozen new online tools and meet their creators in the Equity Data Exploratorium.
  • Hear how diverse local leaders are leveraging disaggregated data to win policy campaigns and achieve equity results during workshop sessions.

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