Blog Post Marlon Williams & Alyssa Smaldino on Jun 5, 2019

What Does Racial Equity & Inclusion Look Like for the Public Sector? 

Blog Post Hafizah Omar on May 30, 2019

Finding the Roots of Our Histories Towards Collective Liberation 

This blog is part of a series of blogs highlighting Living Cities staff's various cultures in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage month.

Blog Post Sindhu Lakshmanan on May 24, 2019

You Are What You Eat – Reclaiming my South Indian Heritage 

Food can be a way of preserving culture and maintaining a connection to home in a foreign place, as was the case in my family. In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, I’m sharing …

Blog Post Crystal Li on May 17, 2019

The Little-Known History of Chinese Restaurants 

For Asian Pacific American Heritage month, I wanted to share a portion of my culture’s history. We need to be able to support each other to lift up our voices and share how our struggles are rooted i…

Blog Post Ellen Ward & Brinda Ganguly on May 15, 2019

Asking the Right Questions to Guide Investments in Closing Racial Wealth Gaps 

Blog Post Demetric Duckett on May 10, 2019

A Different Philanthropic Approach: Seeding Hope in Regional Inclusive Growth 

Blog Post Matt Baer on Apr 4, 2019

Accelerating Government’s Knowledge of Undoing Racism 

Five cities are building their understanding of structural and systemic inequality, in order to deepen their ability to address small business growth with a racial equity lens so all communities can …

Blog Post Kien Lee on Apr 3, 2019

Key Recommendations for Funders, Evaluators, and Technical Assistance Providers… 

We are lifting up lessons we’ve learned from our Racial Equity Here cohort, five cities working to operationalize racial equity in local governments. In this blog post, Kien Lee, our evaluator outlin…

Blog Post JaNay Queen Nazaire & Crystal Li on Mar 22, 2019

Getting Real About Results 

How can we fix the disconnect between our investment and the impact we hope to achieve?

Blog Post Nadia Owusu & Ben Hecht on Mar 22, 2019

Beyond Counting Policies: Measuring Progress in Racial Equity 

Blog Post Kien Lee on Mar 12, 2019

Getting Ready for Racial Equity Work: Community Engagement  

Community engagement is central to cities’ racial equity strategies. It's also where cities need a lot of support.

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.…

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.

Blog Post on Dec 5, 2018

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 Anastasia Tomkin on Sep 6, 2018

The Power of Undoing Racism  

Blog Post on Jun 19, 2018

Government, Civic And Business Leaders Launch "Racial Equity Here" Commitment T… 

Blog Post Nadia Owusu & Ratna Gill on May 17, 2018

Operationalizing Racial Equity & Inclusion: Centering Arts, Culture, and Healing 

What did Living Cities find in our scan of practices being used by organizations to operationalize racial equity? This series highlights the twelve themes we uncovered.

Blog Post Hafizah Omar & Nadia Owusu on May 3, 2018

Operationalizing Racial Equity & Inclusion: Shifting Systems of Power  

What did Living Cities find in our scan of practices being used by organizations to operationalize racial equity? This series highlights the twelve themes we uncovered.

Blog Post Hafizah Omar & Nadia Owusu on Apr 19, 2018

Operationalizing Racial Equity & Inclusion: Transforming Organizations and Beyo… 

What did Living Cities find in our scan of practices being used by organizations to operationalize racial equity? This series highlights the twelve themes we uncovered.

Blog Post Hafizah Omar & Nadia Owusu on Apr 5, 2018

Operationalizing Racial Equity & Inclusion: Contextualizing Systems, Data, and … 

What did Living Cities find in our scan of practices being used by organizations to operationalize racial equity? This series highlights the twelve themes we uncovered.

Blog Post Elodie Baquerot & Nadia Owusu on Mar 20, 2018

Operationalizing Racial Equity & Inclusion at Living Cities: Tools for Getting … 

Are you looking to embed racial equity and inclusion into the work of your organization? These are some of the resources and contacts we have shared with folks who have asked about steps we’ve taken,…

Blog Post Brinda Ganguly & Brian R. Nagendra on Feb 8, 2018

New Impact Investing Strategy Puts Race Front and Center 

Driving impact through investment means getting real about race.

Blog Post Shanee Helfer on Jan 25, 2018

Navigating My White Israeli Identity in a Racialized American Society 

From Melting Pots to Fruit Salads

Blog Post Thomas Houston on Jan 16, 2018

Reflections on the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. 

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Living Cities staff members share reflections on the power and relevance of his messages today.