The R.E.A.L. Talks Series About Racial Equity And Justice From Harlem To Hollywood Continues

Five R.E.A.L. Talks convenings are being held in October. They will unpack the structural and institutional barriers that disproportionately keep people of color living in or near poverty while advocating for antiracist policies and programs that would establish economic security and well-being for all.

The fourth webinar in the series will take place on October 22, 2020, from 9:30 – 10:30 AM. It will explore the deep educational disparities across our city and propose solutions to eliminate racial barriers that prevent Black and brown students from equitable opportunities in education.

Panelists include

  • Takiema Bunche Smith, Executive Director of the Center on Culture, Race & Equity, Bank Street College of Education
  • Dr. Michelle A. Paige, Associate Executive Director, University Settlement
  • Anne Williams-Isom, James R. Dumpson Chair, Child Welfare Studies, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service

The Racial Equity Advancement Lab (R.E.A.L.) is a collaboration of three New York City-based nonprofits – FPWA, the Citizen’s Committee for Children, and United Neighborhood Houses – that are committed to building just and equitable communities.

The coalition came together in response to the disproportionate and devastating impact of COVID-19 on Black and brown communities and the ongoing killing of Black persons by both police and white civilians.

The long-term goal is to ensure that the core equity issues that are discussed in this series of five webinars – economics, housing, healthcare, education, and criminal justice – are addressed in the 2021 New York City mayoral, comptroller, and city council candidates’ platforms so that the promise of true and lasting equity for all becomes a reality.

Previous webinars discussed how to achieve economic, housing, and health equity in New York City.


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All past webinars are available for you to watch online at the links below.

Who

  • Takiema Bunche Smith, Executive Director of the Center on Culture, Race & Equity, Bank Street College of Education
  • Dr. Michelle A. Paige, Associate Executive Director, University Settlement
  • Anne Williams-Isom, CEO, Harlem Children’s Zone
  • James R. Dumpson, Chair, Child Welfare Studies, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service

Where

This is a virtual convening. You can register for this free event at bit.ly/3iWs1VB.

When

Thursday, October 22, 2020: 9:30-10:30 AM (Register Now)

Thursday, October 29, 2020: 9:30-10:30 AM (Register Now)

FPWA is an anti-poverty policy and advocacy organization committed to advancing economic opportunity and upward mobility for low-income New Yorkers. Having a prominent New York presence for nearly 100 years, FPWA has long served New York City’s social service sector, providing grants to help individuals and families meet their basic needs, and advocating for fair public policies on behalf of people in need and the agencies that serve them.

FPWA’s member network of 170 human-service and faith-based organizations reach more than 1.5 million people in New York’s communities each year. Join us at fpwa.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

Since 1944, Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York, Inc. (CCC) has convened, informed and mobilized New Yorkers to make the city a better place for children. CCC’s approach to child advocacy is fact-based and combines the best features of public policy research with a tradition of citizen activism.

The organization’s focus is on identifying the causes and effects of vulnerability and disadvantage, recommending solutions to problems children face and working to make public policies, budgets, services and benefits more responsive to children. Their mission is to Secure Every Child’s Birthright to be healthy, housed, educated and safe.

United Neighborhood Houses (UNH) is a policy and social change organization representing 44 neighborhood settlement houses that reach 765,000 New Yorkers from all walks of life. A progressive leader for more than 100 years, UNH is stewarding a new era for New York’s settlement house movement. UNH mobilizes its members and their communities to advocate for good public policies and promote strong organizations and practices that keep neighborhoods resilient and thriving for all New Yorkers.

The organization leads advocacy and partners with its members on a broad range of issues including civic and community engagement, neighborhood affordability, healthy aging, early childhood education, adult literacy, and youth development. UNH also provides customized professional development and peer learning to build the skills and leadership capabilities of settlement house staff at all levels.

For more information, visit fpwa.org

For more information, visit cccnewyork.org.

For more information, visit unhny.org.

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