Barriers to Belonging



March 27, 2018

For Leadership Lexington’s Annual Emerge Summit, CivicLex partnered with the New Leaders Council to present a data walk for participants about issues impacting People of Color in Lexington.

The data walk was preceded by a series of engagement sessions about “Barriers to Belonging” for young professionals of color in Lexington. CivicLex’s contribution was exploring data from a variety of sources to provide a quantifiable set of statistics about inequities for People of Color in our community.

You can access our Toolkits for the Barriers to Belonging conversations here.


Statistics & Info:

  • People Directly Reached: 57

  • People Reached In-Person: 57

  • Government Workers Engaged: N/A

  • Facilitated Communal Conversations: 7

Outcomes & Conclusions:

  • This was one of our more limited initiatives this year. We had originally planned to release a report out of this, but ended up being sidelined by budget work.

  • We are planning to reevaluate this in 2019, and potentially release a report.