Oct 11, 2019
When we talk about race equity in city government, we’re talking about city services, policies, and practices that work for everyone in a community, regardless of their race. Cities — even smaller ones and/or those in Greater Minnesota — have an opportunity to lead in this work. Hear Gordon Goodwin, Midwest region project manager with the Government Alliance on Race and Equity, discuss his recent work with a cohort of Minnesota cities. The group has worked on using race equity analysis to begin to address unintentional biases in everyday practices. Willmar Mayor Marv Calvin, a participant in the cohort, shares examples of his city’s race equity efforts and lessons he’s learned as Willmar strives to be a welcoming community for all.