Center for American Progress

: Advancing Racial Equity: The Biden Administration’s Efforts in Its First Year and the Agenda Ahead
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Advancing Racial Equity: The Biden Administration’s Efforts in Its First Year and the Agenda Ahead

Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion on actions taken by the Biden administration to center racial equity in the federal government and the policies and path forward to bend the arc of racial justice toward equity in the years ahead.

Join the conversation on Twitter using #AdvancingEquity.

President Joe Biden entered the oval office during a critical moment in the enduring struggle for racial justice in America. The COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying economic downturn exacerbated long-standing racial and environmental injustices harming communities of color. At the same time, the heartbreaking loss of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and far too many other Black lives galvanized a massive movement to address systemic racism and injustice. President Biden, recognizing the urgent need to deliver on America’s defining, yet long overdue promise of equal opportunity, issued a historic executive order on January 20, 2021—day one of his administration—calling for a “whole- of-government equity agenda that matches the scale of the opportunities and challenges that we face.”

During Black History Month this February of 2022, please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion with Chiraag Bains, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council for Racial Justice and Equity, and a panel of esteemed racial justice experts on actions taken by the Biden Administration to center racial equity in the federal government during the past year and the path forward in the years ahead.

We would love to hear your questions. If you have questions for our panel, please submit them on Twitter using the hashtag #AdvancingEquity or via email to CAPeventquestions@americanprogress.org.

Introductory remarks:
Patrick Gaspard, President and CEO, Center for American Progress

In conversation:
Chiraag Bains, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council for Racial Justice and Equity

Nicole Lee Ndumele, Senior Vice President for Rights and Justice, Center for American Progress

Panelists:
Shena Ashley, Vice President, Office of Race and Equity Research, Urban Institute

Joi Chaney, Executive Director, Washington Bureau; and Senior Vice President, Policy and Advocacy, National Urban League

Rasheedah Phillips, Director of Housing, PolicyLink

Moderator:
Nicole Lee Ndumele, Senior Vice President for Rights and Justice, Center for American Progress