[PAST EVENT] Dr. Susan T. Gooden: Race and Social Equality

September 11, 2014
5pm - 7pm
Blow Memorial Hall, Room 332
262 Richmond Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Like the air we breathe, nervousness about race surrounds us. This session launches a discussion about race and social equity in government through a presentation from the author of a new book, Race and Social Equity: A Nervous Area of Government. The book contends that social equity, specifically racial equity, is a nervous area of government. Over the course of history, this nervousness has resulted in an inability to seriously advance the reduction of racial inequities in government. Until this nervousness is effectively managed, efforts designed to reduce racial inequities in the public sector cannot realize their full potential. The talk includes highlights from a government agency that is "ahead of the curve" in navigating this nervous area of government.

Dr. Gooden is Professor of Public Administration and Policy in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs and Executive Director of the Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

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