Racial Equity - The Importance and Impact on Child Support
Thursday, October 22, 2-3:30 PM ET
Session opens at 1:30 PM EST
Registration is required for this event.
The roots of racial disparities run deep in the origins of housing segregation in many cities of the United States. This virtual session tells the history of racial covenants in Minneapolis, MN and the lasting impact they still have on African-American families. This session examines the impact of racial covenants, red lining, and other governmental policies rooted in institutional and systematic racism that demand intentional change.
As a pre-requisite for this session, participants will need to view the documentary, “Jim Crow of the North”. A panel of subject matter experts close to the work in Minnesota will be a part of a panel discussion. Topics addressed include examining racial disparities, how they show up in public policy, and the impact racial disparities have on child support caseload and participants.
Objectives or takeaways for the session:
• What are racial disparities
• How and when did they start
• Examples of institutional and systematic racism in public policy
• How does the impact of racial disparities show up in child support?
• Strategies for working to create equitable outcomes for disparate populations in our caseload
Daniel Bergin - Twin Cities Television, Documentary Film Maker
Kirsten Delegard - University of Minnesota Libraries, Director, Mapping Prejudice Project
Shaneen Moore - Minnesota CSE, IV-D Director
Trish Skophammer - Ramsey County Attorney's Office, Director, Child Support Services
Heather Worthington - Worthington Advisors LLC, Principal