The Closing the Gaps (CTG) Network is a ten-year initiative that brings together leaders from cities across the country who are committed to imagining what an anti-racist society might look like, and to playing an important role in building it through the transformation of government policies, practices, and operations.
Within the network, six cities are engaged more deeply 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. The Year of Reckoning is the foundational racial equity training and competency-building component of a multi-faceted approach to Living Cities’ work with city governments.
After hosting an intensive, five-month Undoing Racism workshop for the Year of Reckoning cohort and a series of monthly convenings about foundational racial equity topics for the CTG Network, we surveyed participants about their experiences.
Art by Kate Morales