A two-day conference hosted by Race, Equity And Leadership (REAL) and NLC’s Constituency Groups

This conference is focused on equity and building local leader skills and knowledge on how to lead equitable communities. It is hosted by NLC’s REAL department and five Constituency Groups. 

Over the last year, the coronavirus has exacerbated inequities for Black, Latinx and communities of color. From lack of healthcare access and transportation to the digital divide, local leaders have faced not just the impact of a global health crisis, but a national reckoning on race. 

Register to join leaders from across the country committed to building equitable communities and learning what it means to do so. 

DATE: Thursday, July 8- Friday, July 9

TIME: 9 am – 4 pm ET

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE:

DATESTART TIME (EST)END TIME (EST)MEETING LENGTHEVENT
THURSDAY, JULY 8TH11:00 AM12:00 PM1 HOUROpening General Session: Conversations on the ARP
12:30 PM1:30 PM1 HOURREAL Training
2:00 PM3:00 PM1 HOURRespond Track: Domestic Violence and Unemployment
2:00 PM3:00 PM1 HOURRespond Track: Designing Equitable Systems to End Homelessness
3:30 PM4:30 PM1 HOURRecover Track: Digital Divide
5:00 PM5:45 PM45 MINConstituency Conversations with the Board: HELO
5:00 PM5:45 PM45 MINConstituency Conversations with the Board: NBC-LEO
6:15 PM7:00 PM45 MINConstituency Conversations with the Board: APAMO
7:15 PM8:00 PM45 MINVirtual Reception (featuring entertainment)
FRIDAY,
JULY 9TH
10:00 AM10:45 AM45 MINNBC-LEO Policy Committee Meeting
10:00 AM10:45 AM45 MINPolicy Resolutions Workshop
11:00 AM11:45 AM45 MINConstituency Conversations with the Board: WIMG
12:15 PM1:00 PM45 MINConstituency Conversations with the Board: LGBTQ+ Local Officials
1:30 PM2:30 PM1 HOURRebuild Track: Immigrant and Communities of Color Entrepreneurship
1:30 PM2:30 PM1 HOURRebuild Track: TBD
2:45 PM3:45 PM1 HOURBreakout Discussion: Digital Equity Panel
2:45 PM3:45 PM1 HOURBreakout Discussion: Constituency Groups Leadership on Racial Healing
4:00 PM5:00 PM1 HOURClosing General Session: Racial Healing

Conference speakers will include experts from the government and nonprofit sector as well as the private sector. Currently confirmed speakers include: 

Sindy Benavides, CEO for League of United Latin American Citizens
Andrea Jenkins, Council Vice President, Minneapolis, MN