Building an Anti-Racist Government

It’s become abundantly clear that it’s not enough to not be racist, we must be anti-racist. For too long, state and local governments have consciously and unconsciously embedded racism into laws, policies and programs. Now, cities are looking to remove the stain of institutionalized racism and embrace anti-racist measures. This session will explore what an anti-racist city government can and should be.


Chokwe Antar Lumumba, Mayor, Jackson, MS
Will Jawando, Councilmember, Montgomery County, MD | NewDEAL Leader
Robin Rue Simmons, Former Alderman for Evanston, IL and Founder and Executive Director, FirstRepair