Upcoming Webinars, Register Today!

21 Mar 2017 | PolicyLink
Upcoming Webinars, Register Today!

Expanding Community-Based Solutions to Heal Trauma
Wednesday, March 22
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PST/ 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. EST

Often, youth of color are punished in the classroom, workplace, penal system, and in community for misunderstood behaviors that are natural responses to trauma. The Alliance for Boys and Men of Color invites you to a webinar that will discuss: 

  • the negative impacts youth and families of color experience when public systems neglect to use trauma-informed practices and upstream strategies to promote healing and prevent trauma in communities;
  • the uses and limitations of dominant social science research on trauma;
  • methodologies that meaningfully reflect the lives of the populations we serve; and
  • how to identify behavioral responses to trauma and how to use that information to create policy and systems change a misguided reliance on medication and the penal system, to heal people and communities.

Targeted Strategies to Reduce Employment Inequality
Thursday, March 23
12:00 - 12:45 p.m. PST/ 3:00 - 3:45 p.m. EST

U.S. unemployment rates have fallen across the board, but joblessness remains a pressing challenge for workers of color in many metros. Join the National Equity Atlas team to hear the findings of our recent data analysis brief, Race, Place, and Jobs: Reducing Employment Inequality in America’s Metros, and learn about focused jobs strategies being implemented by the Northside Funders Group in Minneapolis and the Network for Economic Opportunity in New Orleans.

Ending the Debt Trap: Strategies to Stop the Overuse of Court-Imposed Fine, Fees, and Bail
Wednesday, March 29
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PST/ 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. PST

More than $50 billion in debt from fines and fees is currently being held by approximately 10 million people because of their involvement in the criminal justice system. Much of this debt is not collected because low-income people simply do not have the money to pay fines and fees; this, in turn, causes state and local governments to spend more on the expense of trying to collect on these fees than what they take in. The practice targets the most vulnerable communities, such as low-income people and children who are unwittingly pulled into various court systems through unlawful and biased policing tactics. This judicial practice of assessing fines, fees, and additional charges distinctly promotes financial insecurity of low-income households. These practices play an integral role in wealth and income inequality, and contribute to the growing racial wealth gap in our country.

Join us for a webinar discussion on the latest research and strategies state and local leaders can use to ensure that judicial fines and fees do not contribute to burdensome debt, housing and employment barriers, and an increase in imprisonment and recidivism for low-income communities and people of color.

Building Communities of Opportunity: How Three Communities are Implementing HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule
Thursday, April 20
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. PST/ 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EST

Between 2000 and 2013, the number of people living in high-poverty almost doubled, rising from 7.2 million to 13.8 million. Today, over 14 million people – including over 4 million children – live in communities of concentrated poverty. Nationwide, more than 4000 of these neighborhoods exist. The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule (AFFH), can help change this trajectory of growing poverty and inequality. Under AFFH, state, public housing authority, and jurisdictional leaders receive support in integrating housing, health, transportation, education, environmental, and economic development approaches designed to transform disinvested, high-poverty neighborhoods and foster access to affordable housing in high-opportunity neighborhoods. The AFFH helps local leaders succeed in meeting the requirement to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing as set forth in the Fair Housing Act of 1968. The process, the Assessment of Fair Housing, offers guidance, a data and mapping tool, and technical assistance to help identify and overcome persistent challenges related to disparities in opportunity and fair housing choice.

This webinar features recent HUD leadership involved in the pilot and implementation of the AFFH and leaders from Kansas City, MO; Philadelphia; and Wilmington, NC who were the first to implement the AFFH offering regionally, in both large and small city experiences.