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March 14 & April 24: Race, Equity and Leadership (REAL) Municipal Workshops


This two-part training series will acquaint elected officials and municipal staff with ways that local policy and procedures can contribute to racial inequity. REAL 101 will discuss how policy can affect racial equity. REAL 201 will provide tools to reform policy and procedures for better outcomes. Please click here to download the flyer.

101 REAL Fundamentals – Understanding Racial Equity in Local Government When: March 14, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Where: Hazel Crest Municipal Center 3000 W. 170th Place, Hazel Crest, IL, 60429 RSVP at 101realfundamentals.eventbrite.com

201 REAL Action – Advancing Racial Equity In Local Government through Policy When: April 24, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Where: Hazel Crest Municipal Center 3000 W. 170th Place, Hazel Crest, IL, 60429 RSVP at 201-realaction.eventbrite.com

Hosted by the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, National League of Cities, Metropolitan Planning Council and Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. These events are made possible by grants from the Field Foundation and Chicago Community Trust. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for those who have made reservations in advance. We cannot guarantee meals or seats for individuals without reservations.

The National League of Cities’ Race, Equity, And Leadership (REAL) initiative serves to strengthen local leaders’ knowledge and capacity to eliminate racial disparities, heal racial divisions, and build more equitable communities. Advancing racial equity in local government increases the prosperity, health, and safety of the entire community.

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