Register now for State of the Region: Planning for the New Geography for Race and Class!
Thursday, November 17, 2016
11:00 am to 5:00 pm, hosted reception immediately following
David Brower Center, Berkeley
11:00 am: Registration
11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Lunch
12:30 - 1:00 pm: Keynote
Keynote Speaker: Guillermo Mayer, President & CEO of Public Advocates
1:00 - 1:30 pm: Introducing Race, Inequality, and the Resegregation of the Bay Area
A presentation of Urban Habitat’s policy brief describing key trends in the shifting geography of race and inequality in the Bay Area, with an emphasis on the growth of poverty in suburban jurisdictions.
Presenter: Tony Roshan Samara, Program Director of Land Use and Housing
1:30 - 2:30 pm: Exploring the Suburban Dimensions of Regional Resegregation
This panel will bring together leaders from suburban jurisdictions to discuss what regional trends look like on the ground and the implications of resegregation for building power both locally and regionally.
Tony Roshan Samara
Patrice Guillory, Antioch/Far East Regional Coordinator, Reentry Network
Liat Meitzenheimer, Chair of Greater Vallejo Recreation District Board of Directors
Sergio Robledo-Maderazo, President, Jefferson Federation of Teachers - AFT Local 1481
2:30 - 2:45 pm: Break
2:45 - 3:45 pm: Creating a Just Bay Area
In breakout groups, attendees will debrief and discuss the larger policy and organizing implications of re-segregation in the Bay Area to advance a regional equity agenda.
3:45 - 4:45 pm: Building Power in the Post-Election Landscape
Panelists will reflect on the implications of the local and regional election results for the future of housing and transit justice work in the Bay Area.
Donna Bransford, Founder and Principal, DNB Strategic Consulting
Chema Hernández Gil, Political Coordinator, San Francisco Rising
Jennifer Martinez, PhD, Executive Director, Faith in Action Bay Area
Maria Noel Fernandez, Silicon Valley Rising Campaign Director, Working Partnerships USA
Jessamyn Sabbag, Executive Director, Oakland Rising
4:45 - 5:00 pm: Closing Remarks
5:00 pm: Hosted Reception