Blog Post Joanna Carrasco on Mar 5, 2019

Holding Staff Through Our Racial Equity Journey 

Blog Post Michelle Melendez on Feb 26, 2019

How Albuquerque is Institutionalizing Racial Equity, One Contract at a Time 

How the City is lowering barriers for business owners of color and local businesses to compete for city contracts, and growing the economic pie for all residents.

Blog Post Alyssa Smaldino on Feb 21, 2019

What Does Racial Equity & Inclusion Look Like for You? 

Through our Racial Equity Here initiative, we learned that there are "spark plugs" everywhere, at every level, who are working to normalize, organize and operationalize racial equity in institutions.…

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TD Lowe 

TD Lowe is a Partner at 42Phi Ventures and Founder of EnovationNation Inc. Her career in technology has impacted greater than ten thousand startups who have raised more than $1.5 Billion in startup investment.

Blog Post Julienne Kaleta & Joanna Carrasco on Feb 15, 2019

Flipping the Script: A Moral and Economic Case for Narrative Change 

Narratives widely held by Americans perpetuate harmful beliefs about why inequities exist, and what we can or should do about them. Harmful narratives are important to tackle now more than ever, in p…

Blog Post Ingrid Gould Ellen on Jan 28, 2019

4 Ways to Tackle Segregated Cities, and Why It Matters 

Racial segregation in the United States leaves children of different races and ethnicities separated into neighborhoods with widely unequal resources and opportunities. In order to achieve racial equ…

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Black America Is Just 72 Percent Equal To White America. In Some Areas, The Ine… 

Blog Post Lethy Liriano on Jan 10, 2019

Applying Healing Justice to Our Internal Journey in Racial Equity 

We're learning that if we want to do transformational work in the world, we must build interpersonal, restorative relationships.

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After 20 Years, Three Regions Confront Their Divisions 

Collective reflections on the efforts of three leaders to achieve inclusive growth and adopt a racial equity framework

Blog Post Nick Jean Baptiste on Dec 4, 2018

HiGro: Growing Businesses. Growing People. Growing Communities. Growing Profits 

Investing in an often-overlooked business model—family-run businesses—can create jobs, strengthen communities, and support families.

Blog Post Frank Mirabal on Nov 29, 2018

Why the City of Albuquerque Now Buys Local 

Frank Mirabal of the Albuquerque Mayor's Office writes about local government contracting, and why Albuquerque is working to keep more money in the city.

Blog Post Lata Reddy & Ben Hecht on Sep 27, 2018

Racial Equity and Inclusion are Core Business Imperatives 

To effect lasting change, companies must examine how individual, structural and institutional racism impact all aspects of their business—from policies and practices to products—and use these levers …

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Nora Liu 

Nora Liu is the project manager for Racial Equity Here, a joint project of the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) and Living Cities, to support local governments leading the way to create a future for racial equity and economic growth fo…

Blog Post Elodie Baquerot & Nadia Owusu on Sep 21, 2018

The Personal is Professional When it Comes to Closing Racial Income and Wealth … 

Blog Post Kelli Cooper on Sep 11, 2018

Owning Our Future of “Tequity” in Albuquerque 

When entrepreneurs have a good idea, the skills to execute, and a strong work ethic, all arrows should point to success. Yet many entrepreneurs in Albuquerque—especially entrepreneurs of color from N…

Blog Post Anastasia Tomkin on Sep 6, 2018

The Power of Undoing Racism  

Blog Post Joanna Carrasco on Aug 30, 2018

#Goodreads: Songs We're Listening to on Racial Equity 

This #GoodReads series spotlights media and resources that help us better understand racial inequity and what we can do about it.

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Jennifer Perkins  

Jennifer Perkins is the former Assistant Director of Collective Impact at Living Cities.

Blog Post Cooper Penn on Aug 13, 2018

Now I See 

This blog is part of a series of stories that the Living Cities summer 2018 intern cohort is producing surrounding their racial equity journey and summer experience.

Blog Post Tarek Deida on Aug 9, 2018

Don’t Let Your Anger Diminish Your Hope