Racial Equity and Inclusion Workshop
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.
- 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.