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24 Sep 2019

From Me to We: Applying the Race Class Narrative to Persuade the Middle and Mobilize the Base

September 24, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
The California Endowment
How do we move a cross-racial set of voters toward believing in and fighting for racial and economic justice? How can narrative change bring us closer to advancing shared opportunity and prosperity for all Californians? Nationally-recognized...
12 Sep 2019

The Relationship Between Commercial Developers and the Local Arts Community

September 12, 2019 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Northern California Grantmakers
Join the Arts Loan Fund as we hear from two commercial developers who have both engaged with the Oakland arts community by hosting large public meetings, encouraged dialogue with artist groups, and have made a commitment to community engagement. We...
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15 Aug 2019

Guaranteed Income: A Silver Bullet to Reduce Poverty?

August 15, 2019 -
10:30am to 2:00pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
In recent years, guaranteed income initiatives such as Universal Basic Income (UBI) have garnered national attention. The topic has been elevated in the national discourse by potential presidential candidates as part of their economic platforms...
29 Jul 2019

Putting Schools and Communities First

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July 29, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am
East Bay Community Foundation
Schools and Communities First is a historic effort to reform Proposition 13 and restore over $11 billion a year for services that all Californians rely on like schools and community colleges, social services, libraries, and health clinics. Conceived...
27 Jun 2019

Building Greater Economic Mobility Through Social Enterprise

June 27, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Webinar
A Californian coalition ( The Economic Mobility Collaborative ) sets out this vision: “Every Californian should have a chance to work, to discover their potential, and to share that potential with others.” The Collaborative suggests that, among the...
20 Jun 2019

Reimagining Asset Building Through Community Ownership

June 20, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
OakStop
The asset building field has traditionally focused on asset building at the individual and family unit level. But imagine a world where people have an opportunity to share in the wealth and prosperity they help to create by controlling community...
06 Jun 2019

Schools and Communities First: The Fight for California’s Future

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June 6, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Schools and Communities First is a historic effort to reform Proposition 13 and restore over $11 billion a year for services that all Californians rely on like schools and community colleges, social services, libraries, and health clinics. Conceived...
28 May 2019

Redistricting: Providing Fair Representation for Californians

May 28, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:15pm
Webinar
As California continues to prepare for the 2020 Census, it is easy to forget that redistricting comes immediately after. Similar to the census, redistricting will have high-stakes impact on public sector leadership, political power, and financial...
23 May 2019

A Better Measure of Need: The Real Cost Measure in California

May 23, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Creating widespread economic opportunity in the Bay Area, especially for communities of color, requires a better understanding of what a decent standard of living actually costs in our region. The commonly used federal poverty measure vastly...
16 May 2019

Fighting for Place: Lessons from Oakland’s Battle to Protect its Residents

May 16, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Jahahara Alkebulan-Ma'at, an Oakland resident and activist, lived in the same small rental home on a property near Lake Merritt in Oakland for 22 years until a new owner changed the locks, shut off water and power to the house, and threatened his...

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