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Conversations in Color Series – Looking Back to Look Ahead…Reflections on Race in America

February 25, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Dr. Michael McAfee, President and CEO- PolicyLink will join us on February 25 at 1:00 p.m. February is African-American History Month and the focus of Dr. McAfee’s presentation will be Looking Back to Look Ahead…Reflections on Race and Equity. Using an historical lens the conversation will be centered on racial and economic equity, systems change and what the future holds for our community and country. Michael McAfee is determined to create conditions that will allow equity to flourish all across America — just and fair inclusion into a society where all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. Join us for this important, thought provoking and transformational conversation with Dr. Michael McAfee.

Dr. Michael McAfee became President and CEO of PolicyLink in 2018. During his time at PolicyLink, Michael has played a leadership role in securing Promise Neighborhoods as a permanent federal program and led the organization’s growing body of work focused on corporate racial equity which includes the first comprehensive tool to guide private-sector companies in assessing and actively promoting equity in every aspect of their company’s value chain.

Before joining PolicyLink, Michael served as senior community planning and development representative in the Chicago Regional Office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and as the director of community leadership for The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and Affiliated Trusts.

Conversations in Color, a product of The Director’s Council and its One Economy initiative, is dedicated to honest, progress-minded, and educational discussions about the issues of race in Des Moines and Central Iowa. Conversations is Color is sponsored by ITA Group with collaborative production support from the Greater Des Moines Partnership.


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