Racial Equity and Inclusion Workshop

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Name: Racial Equity and Inclusion Workshop
Date: June 9, 2022 - June 10, 2022
Event Description:

In partnership with the Kauffman Foundation, the KC Chamber is hosting a hybrid, two-day Racial Equity and Inclusion (REI) Workshop.

REI works, across the country, with individuals like you to understand the factors that have led to current day inequities and helps to put us in position to break down those barriers, so that more individuals have the opportunity for success.
We will:

  • Examine narratives around racial disproportionality
  • Make use of compelling research data to illustrate the systemic nature of racism
  • Explore the fallacy of typical explanations of poverty, education, social class, individual behavior, or cultural attributes that often get associated with particular racial groups.

Before addressing racial inequity or perceived acts of discrimination or oppression it is critical to understand what institutional racism looks like and the devastating impact it wields on our nation’s people, economy and social institutions.
We realize that these issues are not new and that we have had variations of this conversation before. However, there are several groups beginning to synergize so that we have a different kind of conversation than we have had in the past - one that is focused on getting better results for our entire community.
We know that you care deeply about the growth and development of a prosperous, diverse Kansas City. We hope that you will join us in this learning experience, as we work together to make a change in our beloved community.


This is a hybrid session. In person participants will engage in community with other guests. The trainers will join virtually. Facilitators will be onsite. In person seats will be limited. Please plan to identify preferred engagement (in person or virtual) in follow up communication.
Registration (for in-person and virtual participation) is a two-step process. The virtual registration contact link will be shared a couple of days before the session. You will need to complete that step to receive the webinar link and discussion link.

Masks are welcomed and optional

We will practice responsible distancing (about 5 ppl to a table) as we interact with our trainers who will join us virtually.

Bring something to capture your thoughts/questions (paper, writing utensils, electronic device). WiFi will be available, if you would like to directly input thoughts in the virtual chat.

Kansas City downtown event location will be sent to registered participants.

Date/Time Information:

You are invited to participate in the hybrid two-day Racial Equity and Inclusion Workshop presented by the Racial Equity Institute (REI) on Thursday, June 9th 9a-5p AND Friday, June 10th 9a-5p. The two-day session is an interactive presentation on the nature and impact of structural racism and what it looks like across institutions. You can attend virtually or in-person.*

*In-person attendance is limited to 50 people 

Contact Information:
Rebecca Baumgartner

This event is free to attend, but registration is required.

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