What is race equity and what role do cities have in advancing equity?

Join us for an interactive virtual session focused on race equity. Participants will explore the history of race and the role of local government both historically and today in advancing equity for all residents. Participants will learn about implicit and explicit bias, understand their own experiences of race, and identify ways that cities are eliminating institutional and structural racism.  This session is a conversation, so please come prepared to participate and hold respectful dialogue.

During this session, you will:

  • Gain understanding of the history of race; implicit and explicit bias; and individual, institutional, and structural racism.
  • Explore how different forms of racism impact our lives
  • Learn how to identify implicit and explicit bias.
  • Get motivated to take action.

Date & Time

Oct. 4 – Online
9 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Note: registration closes Oct. 2. Session will be capped at 40 participants. 

Register for the webinar


Any city staff with an interest in equity and inclusion.


Arianna Bloom, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Coordinator, League of Minnesota Cities 
Adriana Temali, Learning Manager, League of Minnesota Cities


This webinar is free for LMC members.

Explore additional resources:

LMC Statement on Race Equity

Demographics for Cities

HR Reference Manual – Chapter 2: Hiring

A Good Start to Good Governance (PDF) 

Minnesota Mayors Handbook

Resources for Councils

Listen: City Speak Podcast Episode: Greater Minnesota Cities – We Can Lead in Achieving Race Equity with Gordon Goodwin and Marv Calvin

Listen: City Speak Podcast Episode: Women in City Government with Michael Sable, Anna Gruber and Maria Regan Gonzalez