#DiversityTrending: Building an Inclusive Economy
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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 email@example.com.
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Friday, May 17, 2013
8:30am-8:45am – Opening Remarks
9:00am-9:15am - Opening Keynote Address
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
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
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.
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.
Founded in 1993, The Greenlining Institute is a policy, research, organizing, and leadership institute working for racial and economic justice. We work 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 2050, we believe that America will prosper only if communities of color prosper.
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