Executive Session.

Using Racial Equity Impact Assessments to Drive Real Systemic Change 

This session will dive into the idea and practice of conducting racial impact analysis when setting policy, designing programs or making decisions. Governments and organizations across the country use impact analysis to predict potential harm, see existing harm, and correct their course to get better outcomes. Learn how they do it and how you can start or deepen your own racial equity practice. 


Rinku Sen

Rinku is the former President and Executive Director of Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation, where she also served as the Publisher of the award-winning news site Colorlines.

Before Race Forward, Rinku served in leadership roles at the Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO), where she trained organizers of color and crafted public policy campaigns. Her first book Stir it Up, written on commission from the Ms. Foundation for Women, laid out a model of community organizing that integrates analysis and education on race, gender, class, poverty, sexuality, and other systems. Rinku’s second book The Accidental American: Immigration and Citizenship in the Age of Globalization told the story of Moroccan immigrant Fekkak Mamdouh, who co-founded the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York in the aftermath of September 11.

Rinku is on multiple boards, including the Moms Rising Action Fund, the Ms. Foundation for WomenState Voices, the Advancement Project, the Dream Corps, and Hedgebrook: Women Writing Change.