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A Just Bay Area - Conference 2013

Bay Area Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

A Just Bay Area - Conference 2013

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The Equity Collaborative of the Bay Area Regional Prosperity Plan Project invites you to join with advocates, community-based organizations, local leaders, and public agencies to discuss how we can better organize and collaborate for equitable housing, transportation, and jobs. Affordable housing, living wage jobs, access to transportation, and displacement prevention are critical issues for our communities. How can we better collaborate for equity?

Conference Agenda

  • Plenary Sessions - Listen to stories from communities around the Bay Area about the equity challenges they face and hear actionable insights and creative solutions based on recent wins. Speakers include: 
    • Bob Allen, Urban Habitat
    • Peter Cohen, Council of Community Housing Organizations
    • Alicia Garza, POWER
    • Dwayne Marsh, U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development
    • Kalima Rose, PolicyLink
    • Bill Lindsay, City of Richmond
    • Dan Martinez, COR
    • Tina Brooks, LISC
    • Supervisor John Gioia, Contra Costa County
  • Welcome remarks from: Steve Heminger, MTC and Ezra Rapport, ABAG


  • Workshops - Participate in conversations to share strategies for achieving equity.
    • The Prosperity Plan’s Economic Opportunity Strategy
    • The Prosperity Plan’s Housing the Workforce Initiative
    • Scaling Local Organizing for Regional Campaigns
    • Connecting Housing Element Advocacy, RHNA and Fair Housing
    • Public Policies to Mitigate Gentrification and Displacement
    • Community-based Organizing for Equitable Transportation Outcomes
    • Local Innovations in Neighborhood Economic Development
    • Living Wage Organizing Strategies
  • Funding opportunities will be highlighted, including the MTC and ABAG Regional Prosperity Plan's Call for Projects (CFP), sub-grants funded by HUD for: Housing the Workforce ($230,000); Economic Initiative ($1.1 million) and Equity Collaborative ($340,000).   The CFP is available on the One Bay Area website at: http://onebayarea.org/regional-initiatives/Bay-Area-Prosperity-Plan.html


  •  Reception - Share ideas, build partnerships, and innovate together.


Registration Details
The event is free, but registration is required.

  • Registration begins at 9 AM.
  • The program runs from 9:30 AM - 4:15 PM and will include breakfast and lunch.
  • Networking reception immediately after program until 6 PM.


Contact Peggy Jen at Bay Area LISC: pjen@lisc.org


About the Equity Collaborative

The Equity Collaborative was created to coordinate with the other working groups to integrate equity principles in the work plan, and provide resources to ensure that underrepresented groups most in need of affordable housing and quality jobs have a real voice in the development and implementation of the plan.  The Equity Collaborative is chaired by: Jane Martin, POWER; and Gen Fujioka, Chinatown CDC.  Participating organizations include:

Asian Neighborhood Design, Bay Area Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), California Housing Partnership (CHPC), Causa Justa /Just Cause, Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC), Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth, Council of Community Housing Organizations, Dolores Street Community Services, East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy, East Bay Asian Local Development Corp., Genesis, People Organizing to Win Employment Rights (POWER), PolicyLink, Public Advocates, Public Interest Law Project, Public Health Institute (PHI), San Francisco Foundation - Great Communities Collaborative, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp, Youth United for Community Action (YUCA).


About the Prosperity Plan

The Bay Area Regional Prosperity Plan (Prosperity Plan) is a three year regional initiative made possible by a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). The grant is funded through HUD’s Sustainable Communities Partnership Program which aims to create stronger, more sustainable communities by integrating housing and jobs planning, fostering local innovation and building a clean energy economy. The Prosperity Plan includes three key interconnected areas of work represented by the following working groups: 1) Economic Opportunity Strategy, 2)  Housing the Workforce Initiative, and 3) Equity Collaborative.


Have questions about A Just Bay Area - Conference 2013? Contact Bay Area Local Initiatives Support Corporation

When & Where

Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 9th Street
Oakland, CA 94607

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

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Bay Area Local Initiatives Support Corporation

LISC's mission is to support low income people and communities to make their neighborhoods great places to live, work and raise families. For more information visit our website.

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