IMPACT: Racial Equity Forum 2019
Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 8:00AM - 1:00PM
Beth El Hebrew Congregation, 3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA
IMPACT: Innovation + Philanthropy is a forum that convenes board, business, City, community, philanthropic, and nonprofit leaders to discuss innovations in philanthropy and strategies for building the capacity of nonprofit organizations and individuals to make a lasting impact in the community.
The 2019 IMPACT: Racial Equity Forum will feature Ben Hecht, President & CEO of Living Cities. Living Cities works with cross-sector leaders in cities to develop and scale new approaches geared at dramatically improving the economic well-being of low-income people. As president and CEO, Ben Hecht has seen how economic disparity wreaks havoc with lives and communities and how local leaders can take action to address the root causes of inequality themselves, rather than waiting for policy changes from above. Hecht will share a series of case studies from throughout the country focusing on real problems and real solutions. From improving educational opportunities to strengthening civic engagement to investing in women and people of color to start businesses, Hecht shows that we know how to create conditions where everyone can prosper, we just need to implement these proven strategies.
Breakout sessions options include:
Allyship: Building Bridges and Empathy to Ensure Equality, Opportunity and Inclusion for Everyone
Do you feel pressed to address the overwhelming climate of injustice and divide, but don’t know what to do? Attend this Allyship workshop, presented by Whitney Parnell, CEO of Service Never Sleeps, and get empowered to be a part of the solution! This session will help equip you with tools to be an active ally for social justice and marginalized communities, to actively influence and educate others, and to constantly work on yourself.
History and Race in Alexandria: John Taylor Chapman
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