Building healthy, equitable communities for all means authentically engaging community members in a way that develops trust, communication and collaboration—especially for those folks in our communities who are under-served or harder-to-reach. We know we must integrate an equity lens into our engagement planning at the fundamental stages of the process; but how do we do this in a way that ensures the community members who give their time and energy to our engagement processes are as empowered as possible?
In this webinar, we are joined by a panel of community engagement experts for a roundtable discussion, as well as sharing of strategies, tools and resources that can be used in practice. Our guest speakers will offer both successes and lessons learned from their own experiences in working to make community engagement more equitable. We’ll also briefly discuss the lens of COVID-19 and physical distancing, and its impacts on equity in the public engagement process.