One thing we know is that Coronavirus/COVID-19 is here to stay – but the way we began to engage with institutions in virtual and hybrid spaces may not. Earlier this month, Mile High Connects and our Bay Area friend Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative hosted a conversation with a handful of community leaders from both cities to lift up what a truly equitable public engagement will look like into the future.
This event was just the beginning of the conversation – let’s continue to find ways to keep what we’ve learned. That community engagement isn’t just in-person meetings but creating new, alternative spaces for residents to engage authentically in processes.
This is our future – equitable community engagement.