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Operationalizing Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Stories and Lessons From Business, Government, Nonprofit, and Philanthropy

Monday, March 23, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:00am PDT
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Racial equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI) are increasingly important topics of discussion in institutions but where to begin and how to start operationalizing REDI can be overwhelming. This program is for you if you are curious about how to implement REDI in your institution and you want to learn how others engage in it from different sectors. You’ll hear from the alumni of NCG’s Racial Equity Action Institute and take away some tips, tools, and frameworks to help you and your institution make progress.  

Join us to:

  • Hear experiences, stories, and lessons from multiple sectors on operationalizing racial equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI) 
  • Gain insight into how to make the case for REDI in your institution
  • Learn about the successes and challenges of implementing REDI 
  • Hear about the Racial Equity Action Institute as an opportunity to learn, network, and gain support to integrate REDI


Alice Y. Hom, Director of Equity and Social Justice, Northern California Grantmakers (moderator)

Alice is a community builder invested in bridging diverse and overlapping communities for social change. As the Director of Equity and Social Justice, Alice will focus on racial equity with an intersectional lens that brings multiple issues, communities, and sectors together to build on the common good. Before joining NCG, Alice was a Soros Equality Fellow where she created a podcast and a digital archive on activism by LGBTQ People of Color. Prior to that, Alice worked as the Director of the Queer Justice Fund at Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy.

She serves on the boards of California Humanities and Borealis Philanthropy and on the Advisory Council for the Conscious Style Guide. Alice is a historian with a PhD from Claremont Graduate University, a MA from UCLA, and BA from Yale University. In her spare time, you can find Alice working on her podcast, Historically Queer, or enjoying the culinary delights of restaurants and bakeries with friends and family.


Jamila Hubbard, Project Manager, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, Levi Strauss & Co.
In her 10+ year tenure at LS&Co, Jamila has pivoted her career from a focus on product to concentrating on people. After a career in Product Development then Learning & Development, her empathy, passion for supporting people in their personal growth, and commitment to social justice led her to a dream role on the Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging team. The purpose of the D&I team at LS&Co. is to create an inclusive environment where people can bring their best selves to work. the team creates meaningful and impactful programs and initiatives globally that allow employees to engage, learn, connect and grow. When she’s not focusing on creating a more inclusive workplace, Jamila enjoys relaxing in her garden, popping up on her long board surfing the waves at various California beaches, teaching women and girls of color to surf, and mentoring young women in leadership and community building with the Oakland based non-profit Brown Girl Surf.
Malik Looper, Senior Community Development Specialist, San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development
Malik Looper is a Sr. Community Development Specialist with the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development. His career spans over two decades plus and more than a half spent in the nonprofit sector to working on housing, community development and amplifying the voices of youth. Alongside his wife, Malik is raising a another generation of San Franciscans. Today, Malik is leading a department-wide racial equity initiative heavily informed by a framework and tools provided by the Governmental Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE). He can be reached at
Naomi Nakano-Matsumoto, Senior Director of Social Justice, YWCA
Naomi is the YWCA Silicon Valley’s new Sr. Director of Social Justice. Previously, she served as Executive Director of CHAC and West Valley Community Services, Assistant Director of Social Sector Ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, as well as the Associate Director for Asian American Recovery Services in Santa Clara County. For over thirty years, Naomi has worked as a social worker in a variety of capacities, with twenty of those years focused on executive management in the local nonprofit community. She has extensive experience in diversity/equity and inclusion work, the development, implementation and coordination of successful prevention, intervention and treatment programs. Naomi was elected as a Trustee for the Fremont Union High School District Board in 11/18. She was the Chair for the Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits and serves on their Leadership Team; has served on the United Way Silicon Valley Board of Directors and was appointed to serve on the Commission on the Status of Women and Housing and Community Development Advisory Commission for Santa Clara County, on the City of Sunnyvale’s Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee. She has been an active community volunteer in the schools, temple, jails.
Adrianna Quintero, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Energy Foundation
Adrianna leads and manages the coordination of Energy Foundation’s work to develop, foster, and sustain a diverse workplace with equity and inclusion as core values. She also works with our program teams to develop cohesive, meaningful, external equity strategies. Adrianna is a nationally recognized expert on strategic power-building, sustainability, diversity, equity, and inclusion, Adrianna most recently served as Director of Partner Engagement at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). In 2007, Adrianna founded and, for a decade, served as Executive Director of Voces Verdes, a national coalition of Latino business, health, community, and cultural leaders, advocates, and organizations calling for action on clean energy and climate, and one of the first organizations dedicated to building leadership among Latinos and Latinas on sustainability. She began her career at NRDC as an attorney litigating cases on pesticides, toxics, drinking water, and air quality.

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This event is open to NCG members, non-member funders, nonprofits, and government.  

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