Other Speakers Include Alicia Garza, Sen. Kevin de León

Contact: Bruce Mirken, Greenlining Institute Media Relations Director, 510-926-4022; 415-846-7758 (cell)

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – The Greenlining Institute marks its 25th anniversary with a special edition of its annual Economic Summit on May 24. The stellar lineup of speakers and awardees includes legendary farm worker organizer Dolores Huerta and Melissa Harris-Perry, the Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University and former MSNBC host, as well as Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza and California state Sen. Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles).

Last year’s Summit sold out, and this year’s is expected to as well. Journalists wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to Bruce Mirken at brucem@greenlining.org.

Founded in 1993 to fight redlining and bring economic opportunity into communities of color, The Greenlining Institute has expanded its work over the years to include health, energy, environmental policy and other issues critical to a diverse nation. Greenlining’s Economic Summit brings together a diverse array of leaders to connect, brainstorm, celebrate and strategize on important economic issues affecting communities of color, and also features performances by local artists. See Greenlining’s Economic Summit web page for detailed information on the day’s program.

WHAT: The Greenlining Institute’s 25th anniversary Economic Summit
WHO: Speakers and awardees include Dolores Huerta, Melissa Harris-Perry, Alicia Garza, Sen. Kevin de León, Angela Glover Blackwell and Lateefah Simon, among many others.
WHEN: Thursday, May 24, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. (registration opens at 8)
WHERE: Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

The Greenlining Institute was officially incorporated on March 8, 1993. Throughout this anniversary season we have been sharing highlights and memories on our blog as well as our social media accounts (using the hashtag #Greenlining25).


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