The Civil Rights Movement and the Future of Racial Equity in Policy

The Civil Rights Movement defined one of the most consequential and hopeful periods in American history.

Yet, six decades later, our nation now finds itself in the desperate position of having failed to harness the power of that movement to create the just and equitable society. And while there is no denying that significant progress has been made, the concept of good public governance can only be achieved when the systems and policies that sustain it are equitable to all citizens.

In this moment where a national existential crisis meets the opportunity of new beginnings, we have the chance to move beyond lamentations and into immediate action – with huge advances to be gained through strategic advocacy. Systemic change will undoubtedly require a paradigm shift in decision-making for institutions as well as policymakers. Nonprofits can lead the charge by developing community solutions that place racial equity at the center of our collective impact. What does it mean to integrate equity into nonprofit and civic infrastructure policies? Does a commitment to supporting equitable policy obligate an organization to advocate outside of its area of expertise?

You’re invited to join the passionate descendants of Civil Rights Movement leaders for an interactive exploration of the impact of the equality movement, how it shows up in our current policy environment, and how that all guides us for the future of nonprofit advocacy.

Nonprofit leaders will gain insights and practical recommendations on how we move forward to drive racial equity in our policymaking through engagement with policymakers. Speakers include:

  • Andrea Young, executive director of the ACLU of Georgia and daughter of Andrew Young
  • Lauren Young Casteel, president and CEO of The Women’s Foundation of Colorado and daughter of Whitney M. Young
  • Atlanta City Councilman Michael Julian Bond, son of Julian Bond

Reserve your seat today and share the event registration link with your network.


This webinar will be a part of our Racial Equity in Policy Week of Action taking place February 22-28, during which we will share advocacy tools, evidence-based practices, and resources to create equitable public discourse and policies. Help to inform equitable policies for the future by signing up as a Campaign Partner today.


Feb 23 2021


11:00 am - 12:30 pm