Speaker Lineup Also Includes Alicia Garza, Sen. Kevin de León

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

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – This year, The Greenlining Institute will mark its 25th anniversary as an organization with a very 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).

Founded in 1993, The Greenlining Institute envisions a nation where communities of color thrive and race is never a barrier to economic opportunity. Each year, 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. See Greenlining’s Economic Summit web page for detailed information on the day’s program.

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.

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 and others to be announced.

WHEN: Thursday, May 24, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. (registration opens at 8)

WHERE: Oakland Convention Center, 550 10th Street, Oakland, CA 94607

NOTE: The Greenlining Institute was officially incorporated on March 8, 1993. Throughout this anniversary season we will be sharing highlights and memories on our blog and social media accounts, using the hashtag #Greenlining25.


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