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

Washington, D.C. — 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 longstanding racial and environmental injustices harming communities of color. At the same time, the heartbreaking losses 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 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.

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #AdvancingEquity.

WHO:

Introductory remarks:

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Executive Vice President for Communications and Strategy, 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; 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

WHEN:

February 17, 2022

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST

WHERE:

You must RSVP at this link to watch the livestream event.

For more information or to speak to an expert, contact Julia Cusick at jcusick@americanprogress.org.