Bruce Mirken, Greenlining Institute Media Relations Director, 510-926-4022415-846-7758 (cell)

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – The Greenlining Institute’s annual Economic Summit shifts to Oakland this year as the organization prepares to move to a new downtown Oakland headquarters in 2015. Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray will keynote theApril 4 event, which will feature top business, government and community leaders as well as awards presented to Oakland-based Youth Radioand Youth Uprising.

With the theme, The 21st Century Majority: Empowering a New Nation, the Summit aims to connect the dots between America’s fast-evolving new economy and the demographic revolution that is reshaping our increasingly diverse nation. To view the full agenda, click here.

Also featured will be the first public display of plans for Greenlining 360, the organization’s project to convert a failed bank building at 360 14thStreet into an anchor institution fostering innovation, collaboration and revitalization in downtown Oakland. In addition to serving as Greenlining’s new headquarters, the energy-efficient facility — to be built with involvement from minority-owned businesses hiring local employees — will feature affordable office space for local nonprofits, a state-of-the-art conference center, and display space for local artists.

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WHAT: The Greenlining Institute’s 21st annual Economic Summit, The 21st Century Majority: Empowering a New Nation

WHO: Confirmed speakers include

  • Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Catherine Sandoval, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission
  • Jean Quan, Mayor of Oakland
  • Jacqueline Rosa, Managing Director, Global Head of Supplier Diversity, JPMorgan Chase
  • Dr. Sandra R. Hernández, President & CEO, California Healthcare Foundation
  • David Hochschild, Commissioner, California Energy Commission
  • Kevin de León, California State Senator

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS: Display of plans for Greenlining 360, Greenlining’s new headquarters at 360 14th St. in Oakland; evening reception featuring awards to Oakland-based Youth Radio and Youth Uprising, with a special performance by San Francisco-based  Youth Speaks.

WHEN: Friday, April 4, 2014, 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

WHERE: Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607


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