RAND Center to Advance Racial Equity Policy Events

The Center to Advance Racial Equity Policy is working with partner organizations to create events that engage with key leaders, foster dialogue about advancing racial equity, and bring together diverse communities.

Events are by invitation only. To request to attend, please email racialequity-events@rand.org.

Deliberative Conversations Series

Deliberative Conversations are an innovative process that helps people come together across differences to tackle challenging problems and conversations. The Deliberative Conversations format is intended to bring together individuals who represent diverse perspectives around a topic—sometimes difficult or controversial—to advocate for tangible, joint solutions that give a voice to all invested in the conversation. These interactive sessions will frame this process and discuss how to apply this approach in research and everyday life.

  • Deliberative Conversations: Belonging 2.0

    March 2, 2022

    This deliberative conversation event is co-sponsored by the RAND Center to Advance Racial Equity Policy, Kettering Foundation, and Wabash Democracy & Public Discourse.

  • Deliberative Conversations: Safe and Brave Spaces

    November 16, 2021

    This deliberative conversation event is co-sponsored by the RAND Center to Advance Racial Equity Policy and Wabash Democracy & Public Discourse.

Deep Learning Series

The Deep Learning Series is one of the flagship programs of the center. This series format asks us to take a three-month "deep dive” into a topical area to collect perspectives and creation actionable solutions that give voice to all in the conversation.

  • Systems Thinking in the Racial Equity Space

    October 19, 2021

    A conversation to examine issues of systemic racism, identify promising approaches to dismantling the policies that underlie systemic racism, and explore opportunities to bridge divides in contentious racial equity policy topics. This event was co-led by the Center to Advance Racial Equity Policy and the RAND Justice Policy Program.

Methods Training

  • Equity Methods and Applications

    February 10, 2022

    This training session is co-sponsored by the Center to Advance Racial Equity Policy and the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

  • Intercultural Competency and Anti-Racism Training

    January 24, 2022

    This training session is co-sponsored by the Center to Advance Racial Equity Policy and the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

  • Addressing Anti-Asian Racism in the Era of COVID-19

    January 19, 2022

    This training session is co-sponsored by the Center to Advance Racial Equity Policy and the RAND Employee Resource Group, EACH: Enrichment for Asian American and Pacific Islander Culture and Heritage.

  • How to be a Culturally Inclusive Conversation Moderator

    October 22, 2021

    This training session is led by Rhianna C. Rogers, director of the Center to Advance Racial Equity Policy, and Sara A. Mehltretter Drury, associate professor and chair of the Rhetoric Department at Wabash College.