Advancing Racial Equity In NYC • Morningside Area Alliance
Advancing Racial Equity in NYC

Advancing Racial Equity in NYC

Join for a policy conversation on three proposals on the ballot in the November election.

The NYC Racial Justice Commission, the first of its kind in the nation, has advanced three ballot proposals that would amend NYC’s charter to establish a NYC Office of Equity and require the City to calculate a true cost of living measure to advance racial equity.

Panelists include:

  • Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO and Executive Director, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) and Commissioner, NYC Racial Justice Commission
  • Melanie Ash, General Counsel, NYC Racial Justice Commission
  • Khary Lazarre-White, Executive Director and Co-Founder, The Brotherhood Sister Sol
  • Ansa Khan (MPA ’23), Columbia SIPA Civic and Voter Engagement Coalition (CiVEC)

Moderator: Mayor Michael Nutter, 98th Mayor of Philadelphia and David N. Dinkins Professor of Professional Practice in Urban and Public Affairs, Columbia University SIPA

Introductions by Ester R. Fuchs, Professor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science, Columbia University SIPA

Sponsored by the SIPA Urban and Social Policy Concentration, SIPA Civic and Voter Engagement Coalition (CiVEC), SIPA Students of Color (SSOC), and the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA)

Reception to Follow


Event Contact Information:
Kevin Gully
(212) 851-0264


Oct 11 2022


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)



International Affairs Building (Columbia University)
420 West 118th Street


Columbia University

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