The 2021 All-America City Awards featured pre-recorded workshops on equity and resilience, as well as three terrific keynote speakers: Dr. Gail Christopher, Executive Director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity; Honorable Lori Lightfoot, 56th Mayor of Chicago, IL; and Erika Poethig, Special Assistant to President Biden for Housing and Urban Policy, Domestic Policy Council, The White House.
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Dr. Gail C. Christopher, D.N., Executive Director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity
Honorable Lori Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago, IL
Erika Poethig, Special Assistant to President Biden for Housing and Urban Policy, Domestic Policy Council, The White House.
Local Efforts to Achieve Racial Equity
Myeta Moon, Director of Health at United Way Worldwide; Ali Haigh, President and CEO of the United Way of Racine County; and Aiden Sanders, Excelerate Success Program Director and Rowena Pineda, Director of Community Collaborations and Equity at the United Way of Spokane County joined us to talk about how their communities are working towards racial equity.
Building Resilient and Sustainable Cities
David Abell Manager, Manager of LEED for Cities & Communities; Marco Velotta, Office of Sustainability, Las Vegas , NV; and Jasmin Moore, Sustainability Director, Lawrence, KS spoke about how the LEED for Cities and Communities program is being used to focus local sustainability efforts.
Improving Equity and Resilience by Reducing Social Isolation
Presenters discussed recommendations to address the growing problem of social isolation.
Integrating Immigrants into Civic Life
This webinar featured Welcoming America and two communities empowering immigrant leaders. Attendees learned about the innovative ways nonprofits, city and county governments are including and welcoming immigrants in all areas of civic, social, and economic life.