The false notion that America is in a “post-racial” era has come to an end, and diversity is trending! From Ferguson to the NBA to Silicon Valley, issues of race and diversity are forcing themselves into the mainstream and making national headlines. The question now is: how do we translate that renewed attention into policies and actions that will build a just, equitable society?
On May 8th, you can join that conversation.
Every year, The Greenlining Institute brings together top business, government, and grassroots community leaders at our Economic Summit to connect, brainstorm, and strategize on important economic issues affecting communities of color. This year, Greenlining is taking its 22nd Annual Economic Summit, #DiversityTrending: Building an Inclusive Economy, to the JW Marriott Los Angeles LA LIVE. We invite you to join us as we explore ways to advance diversity as a critical component of an inclusive economy, and honor visionary leaders paving the way.
To register and to learn more about the event, click here. Discounted early registration is available through March 13th. If you're unable to afford the registration fee, we have a limited number of scholarships available to waive the fee. To request a scholarship, please email Yurida Ramos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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If you’re interested in California’s state budget, its economy, and strategies to improve the lives of its low-income residents, then you’re probably aware of the great work done by the California Budget Project (CBP). And if you are interested in all of these things and can make it to Sacramento on March 4th, then you should definitely register for CBP’s upcoming conference, Policy Insights 2015.
Celebrating CBP’s 20th anniversary, the conference is billed as “the premier conference for advocates, policymakers, researchers and other leaders working to improve the lives of low- and middle-income Californians.” Given the agenda, that hardly seems like an exaggeration.
Ezra Klein, the editor-in-chief of Vox.com will provide the keynote and discuss how analysis and commentary can shape public policy. After that there are two all-star plenary panels. The first, with Joe Mathews from Zócalo Public Square, state Senator Holly J. Mitchell, and Manuel Pastor from the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration at USC, will focus on the changes California will face in regards to demographics, the economy, and other social conditions.
The second plenary panel will feature the former Director of the California Department of Finance, Ana J. Matosantos, the former Speaker of the Assembly John A. Perez, and former state Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg. They will be discussing policies that can help create an era of economic prosperity in California that can benefit all its residents.