Building Capacity & Building Community: Tools to Strengthen Our Racial Equity Work, Together
Saturday, March 26 2022
Community leaders, Commissioners, and County Department heads joined the Office of Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell for the 2nd Racial Justice Learning Exchange (RJLE) event, Building Capacity & Building Community: Tools to Strengthen Our Racial Equity Work, Together.
The event was hosted at the new 2nd District Vermont office with facilitated discussions led by Cassandra Walker Pye, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Lucas Public Affairs. The discussions centered on sharing learnings from diverse lived experiences, trust building, discussing challenges facing communities of color, and sharing ways to support each other in the goal of racial equity.
Dr. D’Artagnan Scorza, inaugural Executive Director of Racial Equity for Los Angeles County, and his team, also led a workshop around capacity, priorities, barriers to advancing these priorities, and identifying organizational resources and potential barriers in advancing racial equity.
Attendees also reflected on the video “What is Privilege?,” which highlights the power in privilege and societal inequalities.
Celebrating, Elevating, and Facilitating Racial Justice Leadership in the Second District
The Second District Racial Justice Learning Exchange (RJLE) is an initiative of the Office of Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell that brings district residents, County, civic and community leaders together to learn from and celebrate our diversity, confront biases and inspire meaningful steps to eliminate structural racism.