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Dream Town: A Fireside Chat

MRI’s Women & Allies Pride Resource Group hosted a pointed discussion with Laura Meckler, the author of Dream Town: Shaker Heights and the Quest for Racial Equity. This discussion serves to enlighten audience members on the interconnectedness that real estate, community and education have with each other.

In this fireside chat, we:

  • Highlight voices that drive diversity of thought
  • Share successes of equitable tools used in integrated communities
  • Strengthen the bonds of inclusive practices amongst MRI Software Clients, Partners and MRI Employees

Our hope is that this discussion provides a greater awareness of how one city’s pursuit of racial integration is a microcosm of the world in which each of us inhabits. Both their strides and their challenges reveal lived experiences that everyone can empathize with.

About Laura Meckler

Laura Meckler is national education writer for the Washington Post, where she covers the news, politics, policies, and people shaping American schools.

She previously reported on the White House, presidential politics, immigration, and health care for the Wall Street Journal, as well as on health and social policy for the Associated Press. Before coming to Washington, Laura covered state government in Columbus, Ohio. She got her start covering everything from schools and cops to the annual Pro Football Hall of Fame festival at The Repository in Canton, Ohio.

Laura graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, and serves as vice president of the board that oversees her college newspaper.

Her honors include a Nieman Fellowship, as well as Livingston Award for National Reporting, for her coverage of organ transplantation. She also was part of a team that won the George Polk Award for Justice Reporting for a series on the life of George Floyd. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and two sons.

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