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Design Justice: Centering BIPOC Communities During Strategic Planning

Wednesday, May 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm • Organized By New Growth Innovation Network
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As part of the Inclusive Recovery Initiative, NGIN will be hosting a convening entitled “Design Justice: Centering BIPOC Communities During Strategic Planning.” In this session, practitioners will be guided through design justice principles and learn about engagement models that can produce more actionable, accountable, and equitable economic plans. Tulsa Authority for Economic Opportunity and Chattanoogans in Action for Love Equality and Benevolence (CALEB) will provide insights on their unique efforts to implement inclusive methods of centering community, organizing stakeholders, and restructuring programs to model equitable engagement and advance inclusive economic development.

This convening was prepared by New Growth Innovation Network (NGIN) using Federal funds under award ED21HDQ3070009 from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Economic Development Administration or the U.S. Department of Commerce.
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