Exploring Intersections Between Racial Equity and Workforce Development

WEDNESDAY 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM | Racial Equity – Oak Room

Through this interactive workshop, we will explore the role that workforce stakeholders can play in advancing racial equity in workforce development. We will hear findings from a historical analysis of the San Francisco Bay Area’s public workforce system through a race and gender equity lens and learn about Baltimore’s Workforce and Racial Equity Community of Practice. Speakers will share their unique perspectives on applications of REI informed strategies from emerging lessons to what is holding us back. Participants will engage in small group work, utilizing the Associated Black Charities’ 10 Essential Questions for Workforce Development as a framework for exploring action steps.


  • Clair Minson, Workforce Strategist, Associated Black Charities (Moderator)
  • Eli Allen, Director, Baltimore Center for Sustainable Careers, Civic Works
  • Jhumpa Bhattacharya, Vice President of Programs and Strategy, Insight Center for Community Economic Development