Much attention is paid to national-level responses to racism and hate, but perhaps the greatest progress is being made at the local level. How are city governments in Europe and the US leading the way in fighting race-based discrimination? What is the role of cities in fighting racism? And what can we learn from each other?

Join the Democracy & Belonging Forum and the German Marshall Fund of the United States on June 14, 2023 for our next (Un)Common Threads conversation, where we’ll explore the strengths and challenges of city governments pursuing anti-racist policies with civic leaders from Europe and the US. They’ll discuss opportunities in learning from each other internationally, and the trends, patterns, and differences from the perspective of European and U.S. localities. 

Speakers include Candace Moore, Chief Equity Officer of the City of Chicago; Claudio Tocchi, Turin-based human rights activist and consultant focused on intercultural and anti-racism policies; Julie Nelson, Founding Director of the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) and Senior Vice-President of Programs at Race Forward; and Evein Obulor, Coordinator of the European Coalition of Cities Against Racism. The conversation will be moderated by Míriam Juan-Torres, Head of Research at the Democracy & Belonging Forum.

June 14th
8:00AM - 9:15AM
Online Event