Civil Rights, Housing and Climate change: ” The need to prepare for climate change often receives little public attention until a devastating disaster such as a hurricane or wildfire strikes. However, we cannot afford to wait until we are forced to deal with a catastrophe to begin the climate change planning process.” Our latest Policy Brief, “Equity Considerations in Climate Adaption Plans: A Call for Advocacy,” opens with a description of the breathtaking scope of the Trump Administration’s dismantling of our federal climate change preparedness infrastructure, and goes on to describe hopeful progress at the state and local level, and a set of best practices for advocates and policymakers to embed equity principles into local climate change adaptation plans, to protect the most vulnerable families from the inevitable changes to come.
In the new Poverty & Race: Rick Kahlenberg and Sheryll Cashin debate class-based zoning reforms; former Secretary of Education John King on the importance of teacher diversity for inclusive classrooms and schools; and Mary Kelly Persyn on mass incarceration and child trauma. Read the new issue here before it comes in the mail.
Thurgood Marshall Institute : The NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s new policy institute has arrived (actually they have been around for almost a year, but now they have an excellent new website).
Don’t miss the NCSD National Conference in New York on October 19-20 – new conference agenda details have been posted here. Registration is $100 (includes Thursday school tours, Thursday evening reception and performance, and Friday conference sessions); $50 for students.