San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
May 17th, 2013
THE FAIRMONT HOTEL
950 MASON ST.SAN FRANCISCO, CA
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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?
Moderator: Leticia Gómez, News Anchor, Univision
- 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.
Moderator: Orson Aguilar, Executive Director, The Greenlining Institute
- Debra Reed, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Sempra
- 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-3:00pm – Alumni 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.
- Sheila C. Bair, Former Chairman of the FDIC
- President Michael Peevey, California Public Utilities Commission
- Frankie Guzman, Academy Alum
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.
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The Greenlining Institute
The Greenlining Institute works to bring the American Dream within reach of all, regardless of race or income. In a nation where people of color will make up the majority of our population by 2043, we believe that America will prosper only if communities of color prosper.
Founded in 1993, The Greenlining Institute is a policy, research, organizing, and leadership institute working for racial and economic justice. We work on a variety of major policy issues, from the economy to environmental policy, civic engagement and many others, because we recognize that economic opportunity doesn’t operate in a vacuum. We don’t see these issues as being in separate silos, but as interconnected threads in a web of opportunity.
Headquartered in California, Greenlining’s approach focuses on bringing grassroots community leaders face to face with leading public and private sector leaders. We design and support policies designed to open doors to opportunity. We don’t see these interactions as a zero-sum game in which one side must win and the other must lose. Instead, we reach for win-win solutions that expand the size of the pie for all Americans.
Our Leadership Academy trains the leaders of the future to be effective advocates for justice and fairness. Through its programs, the Academy has trained and empowered over 800 young leaders since 1996.
Driving everything we do is a vision of equity in which the American Dream is truly within reach of all. The majority of babies born in the U.S. today are of color. The number of new businesses owned by people of color is growing at three times the rate of white-owned businesses. For our nation to succeed, communities of color will have to succeed, and we are determined to make it happen.