Now & Next: Speaker Series Video Highlights
EVENT 2: HOW HAS REDLINING PERSISTED INTO THE MODERN DAY?
Most people think of redlining as a past practice. But in reality, the shameful legacy of redlining lives on today. It’s embedded into our data -our health outcomes, education, zip codes, wealth -and increasingly, into new technology.
Zeroing in algorithmic bias and the digital divide, speakers discussed how modern forms of redlining impact people of color today, and how advocates and leaders can leverage technology as a positive force for equity and economic opportunity for formerly redlined communities. This session is designed for anyone with an interest in understanding the changing landscape of structural racism and the creative solutions advocates are advancing.
Event #3: HOW CAN WE DEMOCRATIZE FROM THE GROUND UP?
The effort to ensure our nation lives up to its ideal as a multi-racial democracy can feel both long and arduous. While politicians in Washington fail to pass crucial legislation, communities are stepping up and filling in the leadership void.
This session challenged attendees to expand their thinking on democracy, exploring how to build democratic power that can outlast political cycles. Speakers discussed: What are the possibilities and the limitations of power building on a local level? How can models like California’s Climate Communities program offer a blueprint for communities across the country to take on large-scale problems? And ultimately, how do we break through the fatigue and frustration amid threats to our democracy?