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“…If we don’t do racial equity, everything else that we do is threatened,” ~St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman. Last month, CSI participated in the Convening on Racial Equity in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Over 600 activists, advocates, and government officials attended the Convening to think about the connections between government, community organizing, and racial equity and move a collective strategy towards change.Learn More
In just two weeks, global leaders will converge on the United Nations to discuss the future of our planet and make recommendations for how the world responds to climate change. Will it be enough? We have written before how the failure to address structural inequity drives climate change. And, we have highlighted how our past policies do not allow for full participation in both our economy and energy solutions. While our nation remains gridlocked on climate change, state and local leaders are putting forth policy ideas that are not always responsive to community needs – leaving people frustrated. Instead, our leaders should be looking to, and listening to, communities who are innovating from the ground, rather than proposing the “same old” solutions from the top.Learn More
On Sunday, September 21st, join the Center for Social Inclusion and over 1,000 partner organizations at the People’s Climate March in New York City.Learn More
Last week, the Washington Post reported the results of a study by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) that show that the average White person in America hardly has any non-White friends. How do we interpret these results? Are most White people lying when they say they have a Black friend? Do White people find it difficult to relate to people of color and vice versa? These are some of the questions that are floating around the internet since The Washington Post reported on PRRI’s study. Unpacking these questions is important, but doing so won’t drive the conversations that will help us understand and address race in this country.Learn More
On September 11th, Join the Center for Social Inclusion, the Global Labor Institute, Citizens for Local Power and Local Power, Inc. in the first installment of “Possibilities and Pitfalls of New York’s Major Energy Utility Reform,” a webinar series to learn more about democratizing our energy choices for a more sustainable future.Learn More