The past, present, and future of racial equity in the Bay Area

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Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

101 Market Street

San Francisco, CA 94105

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Inequities of opportunity and prosperity in the Bay Area region are alarmingly high. How did we get here, and how can we reshape policy and practice to break us out of the trajectory of widening inequality? On the evening of February 7th, please join the Community Development Department at the Federal Reserve Bank and the Great Communities Collaborative at the San Francisco Foundation to explore the legacies of racially exclusive policy and practice in the region and the pathways for building new modes of policy, planning, and investment that center racial equity and tackle the systems-level drivers of inequality.

The event will feature Richard Rothstein, Distinguished Fellow at the Economic Policy Institute and Senior Fellow at the Haas Institute, to highlight key themes from his book The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America. Following his book talk, Fred Blackwell, CEO of the San Francisco Foundation, will moderate a dialogue among regional leaders to explore implications for public, private and nonprofit sector institutions in the region and the forward-looking solutions that can expand opportunity for low-income communities of color across the Bay Area. Featured panelists include:

Allison Brooks, Executive Director, Bay Area Regional Collaborative (BARC)
Caitlyn Fox, Director, Justice and Opportunity Initiative at the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI)
Melissa Jones, Executive Director, Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII)

Please register to join us on February 7th, 4:30-7:30pm, to explore your role in advancing regional equity and to find allies and partners across jurisdictional and sectoral boundaries who can help drive needed changes in policy, practice, and investment.

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Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

101 Market Street

San Francisco, CA 94105

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