AWARD WINNING COMEDIAN, DIRECTOR AND HOST OF CNN'S "UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA"
FOUNDER & PRESIDENT OF THE DOLORES HUERTA FOUNDATION
ACTIVIST AND POLITICAL STRATEGIST
RACIAL AND CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST; AUTHOR OF "WE ARE NOT HERE TO BE BYSTANDERS: A MEMOIR OF LOVE & RESISTANCE"
CEO OF THE KATALY FOUNDATION & MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE RESTORATIVE ECONOMIES FUND
California Energy Commission Commissioner
PULITZER-PRIZE WINNING JOURNALIST, REPORTER, EDITOR, AND AUTHOR
PRINCIPAL AT BLACK FUTURES LAB, AUTHOR OF “THE PURPOSE OF POWER” & CO-FOUNDER OF THE BLACK LIVES MATTER GLOBAL NETWORK
Executive Director, Center for Empowered Politics
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF AT THE 19TH NEWS
U.S. EPA REGION 9 REGIONAL ADMINISTRATOR
CO-FOUNDER AND CO-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF LIBERATION IN A GENERATION
Registration and continental breakfast opens at 8 a.m.
The Greenlining Institute President and CEO Debra Gore-Mann welcomes Summit attendees to Oakland, California.
As advocates in the fight for racial equity, we stand on the shoulders of giants, and we continue to build on their progress to work towards a more just future not yet realized. For generations, we fought to gain a seat at the table, and now that we have a platform, what can we achieve with that power? What lessons can we learn from previous generations to take into the fights to come? Join us for the first conversation of the Just Future Summit and hear from trailblazer Dolores Huerta who will bring her wit and wisdom to the table, as well as fierce new leader Olivia Julianna with fresh ideas for where we can take the movement for racial equity. Speakers - Dolores Huerta, Founder & President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation - Olivia Julianna, Activist and Political Strategies - Olga Talamante, Board Vice-Chair of the Chicana Latina Foundation
Over the last decade, we have seen historic progress in our movements to build power by and for communities of color. We are seeding change in every sphere from public office to the workplace to major institutions. At the same time, we need to strengthen our alignment not only across movements but also within our organizations. Together, we need to confront entrenched barriers that deny us our full potential and erode our optimism. This session will delve into the tough questions: How do we build the relationships, power, and systems needed to fuel our movements? How do we center joy as we ready ourselves to push back against the harms we confront, and critique our missteps to build the new, the equitable, and the good? Ultimately, how do we build the sustainable movements needed to realize our visions for a more just future? Panelists - Maurice Mitchell, Organizer, Director of the Working Families Party - Linda Sarsour, Racial and Civil Rights Activist; Author of "We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders: A Memoir of Love & Resistance" - Solana Rice, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Liberation in a Generation
The Road Towards an Equitable and Transformative Mobility Future
It’s 2045 and we’ve succeeded in transforming our transportation sector to meet the transportation and mobility needs of our communities. Through federal and state policies, zero-emission passenger vehicles are accessible and affordable. All trucks and buses operating in and around our communities are zero-emissions. We created workforce opportunities that provide access to the green economy with family-sustaining wages. Our communities have alternative mobility options that reduce the need for single-passenger vehicle ownership. Our transit system is free, reliable and dependable. Is this transportation future possible?
Existing policies have set the foundation for this vision but it will require innovative and transformative thinking to help us get there. This session will bring together decision-makers and community leaders to explore how we realize this vision through government and community partnership. We will discuss what strategies, investments, and programs are still needed to advance a transportation and mobility future that prioritizes the needs of low-income communities of color and delivers direct economic and environmental benefits.
Moderator: Maurissa Brown, Transportation Equity Program Manager, The Greenlining Institute
Patty Monahan, California Energy Commission Commissioner
Martha Guzman, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 Regional Administrator
Liane Randolph, Chair of the California Air Resources Board
W. Kamau Bell is an award winning stand-up comedian, director, and executive producer. Alicia Garza is the author of The Purpose of Power, Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter, and Principal at Black Futures Lab. They both know a thing or two about race in America and they pull no punches when it comes to sharing their observations and analysis. Together, their thought-provoking critiques, hilarious wit, and razor-sharp insight into this country’s relationship with race will captivate and inspire our audience. You don’t want to miss this conversation with some of the leading racial equity thinkers of our time.
Join us for a light breakfast and networking before Day 2 sessions begin.
Mayor Sheng Thao welcomes attendees back to Day 2 of the conference in Oakland.
Join Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Deputy Director Zixta Martinez and Greenlining’s President and CEO Debra Gore-Mann for a conversation about the role of the CFPB in supporting wealth-building in communities of color, and the need for a strong and independent CFPB in protecting low-income consumers. Learn about the dangerous efforts to water down the CFPB and the work being done to maintain CFPB’s status as a watchdog cracking down on illegal discrimination against people of color.
Not only is the media a tool to help amplify the work of movement building and social change, it’s crucial for a healthy, functioning, and multiracial democracy. But, too often the media gets the story wrong, proliferates harmful or inaccurate narratives, or eliminates critical nuance, especially when it comes to stories about people of color or racial equity. Join us for a discussion with members of the media and experts on narrative change to discuss the role of advocacy organizations in helping to strengthen a healthy media environment, and therefore a healthy democracy; and explore how we can cultivate powerful messages on race that can lead to transformational change using media as a tool. Panelists: Julia B. Chan, editor-in-chief of The 19th Cecilia Lei, executive producer and host of ‘Fifth & Mission’ Wesley Lowery, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, reporter, editor, and author
Join us in the Main Hall for a boxed lunch and networking.
Closing Plenary: Dreaming a Just Future into Being Achieving a just future demands that we look beyond the crises plaguing our communities and tap into our collective visions, dreams, and experiences to build a liberatory future for ourselves. We will hear from leading thinkers and activists that are pushing the limits of our imagination and working to build the just future that we all deserve. Panelists will explore the foundational ideas and values driving their vision, discuss the power of storytelling, and the role each of us can play to realize justice now. Panelists - Mia Birdsong, Author, Executive Director of Next River: An Institute For Practicing the Future - Nwamaka Agbo, CEO of the Kataly Foundation & Managing Director of the Restorative Economies Fund - Quinton Sankofa, Co-Director, Movement Generation
Join the Greenlining Academy Alumni Association (GAAA) for their first full in-person event since the pandemic. Catch up with old friends and reconnect with the association so we can support the next generation of racial equity leaders. Location: Sessions on 15th, 406 15th St., Oakland, CA 94612