Roundtable: The Method in the Madness: Racial Equity Report Cards As a Tool for Policy Change
(Social Equity)

Thursday, November 6, 2014: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
San Juan (Convention Center)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Roundtable Organizers:  Samuel L. Myers, University of Minnesota
Moderators:  Samuel L. Myers, University of Minnesota
Speakers:  Richard Santos, University of New Mexico, Susan Gooden, Virginia Commonwealth University, Vina Kay, Organizing Apprenticeship Project, Minnesota and Rusty Barcelo, Northern New Mexico College

For 10 years, Legislative Report Cards on Racial Equity have been powerful tools for defining racial equity policymaking and holding state legislators accountable for better racial equity leadership. First developed by Race Forward, formerly the Applied Research Center, these report cards have been produced in as many as 10 states. Report cards or scorecards are advocacy tools in other issue areas, from environmental advocacy to both sides of the gun control debate. How has this tool been developed to further racial equity policymaking? How do legislators perceive these report cards? How has the methodology for these report cards developed to make them credible tools for community advocates and policymakers? During this roundtable, hear from authors of racial equity report cards from several states and about the development of a racial equity report card specifically for financial institutions.
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