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Just Opportunity Summit 2019

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Shirley A. Massey Conference Center

Morehouse College

830 Westview Drive, SW

Atlanta, GA 30314

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The inaugural Just Opportunity Summit is a two-day conference, May 1-2, 2019 at Morehouse College in Atlanta, that brings together community, civic, and corporate partners to strategize and mobilize on how equitable inclusion and mobility strategies can help to realize a more just and competitive economy in the American South. We do this by viewing all stakeholders as assets with the potential to help realize positive market transformation.

This summit is co-hosted by the Partnership for Southern Equity’s Just Opportunity Circle, a group of key regional economic development leaders who are working together to advance sustainable solutions for equitable economic opportunities for all in four key areas throughout the Atlanta region: distribution of public investments, wealth building, employment, and entrepreneurship.

Morehouse College, the summit venue, was specifically chosen because it is an anchor institution in metropolitan Atlanta that has historically advocated for equity and inclusion throughout the civic and corporate community in Atlanta and beyond. At the summit, additional time has been allocated to allow participants to move between sessions, allowing more time for dialogue, making new connections, and relationship building.

THE PROGRAM

The Just Opportunity Summit program features speakers, roundtables, caucuses, and relationship building opportunities. The summit opens on Wednesday, May 1 at the Shirley A. Massey Executive Conference Center at Morehouse College with caucus sessions designed to convene aligned constituency groups that will provide a space for dialogue on current work and strategies being employed within their respective spaces in our state. Utilizing the Six Principles of Economic Inclusion in which the Just Opportunity Circle operates, each caucus will identify main focus points to address during the roundtable discussions and create synergy among participants of shared interests.

After a welcome from Nathaniel Smith, chief equity officer and founder of the Partnership for Southern Equity, Wednesday’s keynote address will be delivered by Rodney Foxworth, executive director of Business Alliance for Local Living Economies. The day will conclude with an evening reception in the Shirley A. Massey Executive Conference Center atrium providing networking across all caucuses and attendees.

Caucus events will be hosted on the first day of the summit and will explore the following topics:

  • Men and Boys of Color

  • Corporate Procurement Representatives

  • Public Officials and Municipalities

  • Workforce Development

  • Minority Entrepreneurship/Job Creation

  • Wealth Establishment and Building

Michael McAfee, president & CEO of PolicyLink, will welcome summit attendees on Thursday morning, May 2, with a keynote address to set the summit’s tone and purpose. Roundtable discussions followed by breakout sessions and reports from each group will result in one to two actionable items for the public to do now.

Sponsorship opportunities are available at a variety of levels. Please click here to view our sponsorship package. You can also email sponsorship@psequity.org for more information.

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Shirley A. Massey Conference Center

Morehouse College

830 Westview Drive, SW

Atlanta, GA 30314

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