An institute of the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs


Webinars allow broad audiences to engage in online discussions about social equity. 

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The Minority Political Leadership Institute

A collaborative initiative of The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute at Virginia Commonwealth University and the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus. It is an intensive eight-month experience designed to promote leadership development for individuals interested in issues important to minority communities including: community economics, political climate, civic engagement, and equity. MPLI offers insights regarding leadership legacy and culture, personal leadership, policy and legislative processes, responsible stewardship, public service, and integrity for future leaders. Each program year, participants engage and interact with communities across Virginia and learn about unique strengths and issues facing different regions of the Commonwealth.

Research and Analysis

Social Equity Reports

Training and Development

Community and Advocacy

Tools and Resources

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