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Greenlining's 20th Economic SummitVision 20/20: Our Legacy Our Horizon

The Greenlining Institute

Friday, May 17, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

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May 17th, 2013

We invite you to join us for our 20th Anniversary Economic Summit -- to reflect on our past, build on 20 years of achievement, and envision a future filled with promise for all of our communities.

When Greenlining was founded, communities of color were roughly 20 percent of the nation's population. By 2040, communities of color will be half of the country's population. For our country to succeed, communities of color will have to succeed. We look forward to you joining us for this special event.
If you have questions, please email Yurida Ramos at yuridar@greenlining.org.

FREE registration still available!

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Summit Agenda

Friday, May 17, 2013

8:30am-8:45am – Opening Remarks

9:00am-9:15am - Opening Keynote Address

  •   Van Jones, Rebuild the Dream

9:15am-10:00am – Coalition Meeting: Call to Action (Open to public)

This opening session will feature presentations by thought leaders regarding The Greenlining Institute’s current advocacy efforts. The public is invited to hear issue updates, challenges, and impact.

10:15am-11:45am – The State of the Majority: Making Sense of the Demographic Revolution

Visionaries from a variety of disciplines examine the implications of the changing demographics of California and the nation. When the Greenlining Institute was founded in 1993, communities of color were roughly 30 percent of the nation’s population. Today that figure is 37 percent and rising, expected to pass 50 percent by 2040. People of color already make up 60 percent of California’s population. How can policymakers respond more effectively and dynamically to rapidly changing demographics? How should public policy go beyond adapting to these changes and become more adept to harnessing the potential of diverse communities?

Leticia G
ómez, News Anchor, Univision

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Carly Hare, Executive Director, Native Americans in Philanthropy
  • Judy Patrick, President & CEO, Women's Foundation of California
  • Phil Ting, Democratic Caucus, CA Assemblyman
  • Daphne Kwok, Chair, President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
  • Jamila Edwards, Northern California Director, Children's Defense Fund

12:00pm-2:00pm – Lunch Program: Corporate Social Responsibility: Not an Oxymoron, a Necessity

For decades, advocates have worked to encourage major corporations to be responsive to the needs of communities they serve, and for decades, advocates have wondered if corporate social responsibility was nothing more than a slogan embraced by corporations because they “should”. But now, America's evolving landscape has made corporate responsibility a business necessity. Not only do firms have to address a more diverse customer base, but those communities are increasingly connected and empowered. Engaging and responding to communities is no longer an option; aligning profit and progress is a necessity.

Orson Aguilar, Executive Director, The Greenlining Institute

Confirmed Keynote:

  • Debra Reed, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Sempra

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Chris Johns, President, PG&E
  • Phillip Chang, CEO, Yogurtland
  • Jon Campbell, Head of Government & Community Relations Group, Wells Fargo & Co
  • Stuart Ishimaru, Director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, CFPB

2:00pm-3:00pm – Social Break
2:00pm-3:00pmAlumni Meeting (Vanderbilt Room)

3:00pm-5:00pm – Idea Lab: From People to Policy

Every important change in society began with an idea. Before democracy was a form of government it was an idea. Ideas have the power to transform the way we think and live. In this interactive session, led by award winning journalist Aimee Allison, we want to hear your ideas about the major issues affecting communities of color and how Greenlining's work can adapt to a changing America. Effective policy work cannot be created in a vacuum and must be informed by the stories, voices and ideas of real people. As we celebrate 20 years of work, help us define what the next 20 years should look like!

Moderator: Aimee Allison, Media and Community Affairs Director, SF Dept. on the Status of Women

5:00pm-6:00pm – Networking Break

6:00pm-8:30pm – Dinner Program: Celebration of our 20 years

Celebration of Our 20 Years, a dinner and awards program celebrating Greenlining’s 20 years of activism, remembering landmark events with the people who were there and honoring those who have made a difference.


Legacy Award:

  • Sheila C. Bair, Former Chairman of the FDIC
  • President Michael Peevey, California Public Utilities Commission

Torchbearer Award:

  • Frankie Guzman, Academy Alum

FREE registration still available!


There will be a shuttle transporting attendees between the Embarcadero Bart Station (1 Main Street, in front of the Citi Bank building) and the Fairmont Hotel.

The shuttle will run from 7:30am to 11:30 am, and then again from 5:30pm to 9:30pm.

Click here for a map of the route.

Have questions about Greenlining's 20th Economic SummitVision 20/20: Our Legacy Our Horizon? Contact The Greenlining Institute

When & Where

The Fairmont Hotel

950 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

Friday, May 17, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

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We envision a nation where communities of color thrive and race is never a barrier to economic opportunity.

Our Work

Founded in 1993, The Greenlining Institute envisions a nation where communities of color thrive and race is never a barrier to economic opportunity. Because people of color will be the majority of our population by 2044, America will prosper only if communities of color prosper. Greenlining advances economic opportunity and empowerment for people of color through advocacy, community and coalition building, research, and leadership development. We work on a variety of major policy issues, from the economy to environmental policy, civic engagement and many others, because economic opportunity doesn’t operate in a vacuum. Rather than seeing these issues as being in separate silos, Greenlining views them as interconnected threads in a web of opportunity.


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