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Sharing History and Shaping the Future: Effective Storytelling with the City of Greensboro
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Greensboro History Museum, Greensboro, NC

An NCLM DIRECT event, co-sponsored by the City of Greensboro


Course Overview
For more than 100 years, the North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM), has been one voice for cities and towns working for a better North Carolina. Perhaps NCLM’s greatest attribute is its diversity. Cities and towns have many differences. They are large and small, urban and rural, mountainous and coastal and agricultural. They are comprised of citizens of all races, ages and backgrounds. And it is because of—not in spite of—these differences that we thrive, both culturally and economically.

That is why as a membership organization that provides assistance on all issues impacting North Carolina’s cities and towns, the NCLM believes that it is mission-critical to engage in a way that enhances local leadership on race, equity and equity-related issues. By leading with the value of inclusiveness, among others, the NCLM recognizes first and foremost that understanding the history and role of cities and town governments in supporting systemic racism and inequities, if any, is critical to moving forward in a real and robust way. To have future-forward, viable and thriving economies, cities and towns must establish their role in promoting racial equity in policymaking, in order to address any  intergenerational disparities that exist in local communities.

This training will:

  • Provide an overview of the NCLM DIRECT – Diversity, Inclusion & Racial Equity for Cities and Towns – program which helps North Carolina cities and towns, as well as their elected and appointed officials, strengthen their communities by identifying and addressing racial disparities at the local level
  • Show how Greensboro’s historic preservation program is evolving to serve the community in a more equitable and inclusive manner and in a way that tells the story of the City’s past more accurately and completely
  • Include a tour where NCLM members will get to experience the unique historic preservation program in Greensboro and learn techniques to effectively document, recognize, and communicate the impact and legacy of local assets and historic sites for the preservation and protection of African American history and neighborhoods

This in-person event is $80, plus applicable tax and includes lunch and transportation for mobile tour.

Participants will receive a Level 1 DIRECT Certificate for completing this course. 

Disclaimer: The contents of this training, provided by the North Carolina League of Municipalities and partners, is intended for educational and informational purposes only, and it does not constitute legal advice.  Accordingly, no attorney-client relationship is created by this presentation. Members of the audience for this presentation are directed to consult with their respective municipal attorney from their city, town, or village when seeking such advice. N.C.G.S. § 160A-173.

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