Meet the Year of Reckoning cities
Within the network, six cities--Albuquerque, NM; Austin, TX; Memphis, TN; Minneapolis, MN; Rochester, NY; and St. Paul, MN--have been selected for deeper engagement through a Year of Reckoning cohort. The Year of Reckoning is about local government leaders coming together with other leaders in their cities, acknowledging that—when it comes to racism and inequity—the past is present. We view the Year of Reckoning as the foundational racial equity training and competency-building component of a multi-faceted approach to our work with cities.
Through the Year of Reckoning, our team and our partners, including the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, Government Alliance on Race and Equity, and Third Space Action Lab, will support and learn from the six cities that are ready and willing to work to understand their history related to structural racism and the income and wealth gaps, with particular attention paid to how that history relates to the current crisis. They will develop an analysis and vision for racially just decision and policy-making. They will reflect on power and accountability and deepen their relationships to the communities they serve. And, they will practice racial equity skills, competencies and tools together.
Reckoning With Race
Living Cities has partnered with Gumbo Media to curate nuanced, dynamic storytelling about the history and impacts of race in six U.S. cities.
Engage With Stories