Schools of public affairs/public service attract people who want to change policies or systems, lead organizations in new directions, and push the boundaries of how we think about significant issues. We know that race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, and many other aspects of personal identity shape the way each of us sees the world, the way resources are distributed, the way policies are made, the way boundaries are drawn, and the way institutions are managed. While many of the courses we teach address systemic bias and disparate impact, the conversations are not always easy ones – in or outside of the classroom. We hear a wish for greater fluency and for greater competency to raise issues and navigate across boundaries of difference.

Join us for a day of conversation and reflection. We aim to advance the dialogue on the individual level, to help people think through how to take up their roles (student, faculty, and staff) more fully, and to experiment with a design that we hope others will be able to use and export in their institutions, whether academic or other.

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Friday, Mar. 20, 2009, 8:00am-3:00pm
New Ways to Address Race & Inequality in Policy & Practice - Los Angeles
Location: UCLA School of Public Affairs, 3250 School of Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1656