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Momentum: A Virtual Summit on Racial Equity
MAY 5-6, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PDT

Greenlining’s Annual Economic Summit is more than a virtual conference. It’s a unique gathering where innovation, art and activism align. This year, we’re upgrading to a two-day virtual event experience. Get ready for more interactive features, cyber networking, compelling speakers, informative breakout sessions, and a live soundtrack from our favorite virtual DJ, DJ Omé.

Featured Speakers

Keynote: Isabel Wilkerson, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
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Isabel Wilkerson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize winner and the National Humanities Medal, is the author of The New York Times bestsellers The Warmth of Other Suns and Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. A gifted storyteller, Wilkerson captivates audiences with the universal human story of migration and reinvention, as well as the unseen hierarchies that have divided us as a nation, in order to find a way to transcend them.

Her new book, Caste: The Origins of our Discontents, was published in August 2020 to critical acclaim and became a Number 1 New York Times bestseller. Dwight Garner of The New York Times called it, “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.” Oprah Winfrey chose it as her 2020 Summer/Fall book club selection, declaring it “the most important book” she had ever selected. Wilkerson brings the past’s complexities to vivid life through her passionate research and her profound gift for connecting with audiences of all backgrounds. Caste is being adapted into a Netflix film directed, written, and produced by Ava DuVernay.

Wilkerson won the Pulitzer Prize for her work as Chicago Bureau Chief of The New York Times in 1994, making her the first Black woman in the history of American journalism to win a Pulitzer Prize and the first African-American to win for individual reporting in the history of American journalism.


About This Year's Theme


As we slowly emerge from overlapping crises of the past year, there is a renewed sense of hope and optimism taking root across the country. This new governing era answered the national call for swift action on COVID-19, climate change, and racial equity, signaling that real change is possible. As we breathe a collective sigh of relief that our democracy has withstood its biggest modern-day test, we know that now is no time for complacency. 

It’s clear that this moment is a time of momentum -- a time for advocates, organizers, activists, and artists to come together to strengthen the movement for equity. Join fellow change makers as we explore this once in a generation opportunity to reestablish our country’s fundamental principles and work together to build a new anti-racist society that goes beyond reform to real transformation.

Don't Delay, Register Today!

Economic Summit is less than 30 days away and tickets are selling out quickly. Reserve your spot today before it is too late!

Event Features

Top Speakers

Summit brings in inspiring change makers, activists, artists, corporate leaders, & policy experts.

Art & Music

We're hosting artists and musicians from the Bay Area. Plus, there will be music from DJ Ome!


Virtually mix & mingle with fellow social justice advocates from across the country.

Equity Lab

Get Interactive! Learn first-hand how to make equity real in policy-making.

Stellar Panels

Take a deep dive into the most urgent racial equity issues impacting our communities.

Group Discount

Bring friends! Purchase 5+ tickets, and get 15% off. See our FAQ below for info.

Apply for a Scholarship!

We're committed to ensuring that #Momentum21 is accessible to everyone and have increased our scholarship capacity. Apply for a scholarship today before time runs out. Applications to attend close the week of May 3.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have more questions? Need help registering? Then, get in touch with our Summit Team at events@greenlining.org.
We generally respond to inquiries within 1-3 business days.

Recording of this event will not be permitted. For more information on this Speaker please visit prhsspeakers.com.

Bring Your Team to Summit!

Want to bring a group of 5+ friends or coworkers? Email events@greenlining.org to receive an additional 15% discount on registration.