Monday, April 10, 2017

[TransportEvents] FRIDAY: Greenlining Economic Summit, “Racial Justice on the Frontlines,” in Oakland 4/14

The Greenlining Institute

April 10, 2017

Black Lives Matter Founder Alicia Garza to Moderate Opening Plenary;
Panels to Examine Future of Obamacare, Uber in Oakland

Contact: Bruce Mirken, Greenlining Institute Media Relations Director, 510-926-4022

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – On April 14, The Greenlining Institute’s 24th annual Economic Summit will dive headlong into local and national controversies with the theme, “Racial Justice on the Frontlines.” With Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza moderating the opening session, community activists, political and business leaders will take on such challenging issues as climate justice, the future of health care after the implosion of “Trumpcare,” and what the impending arrival of Uber means for Oakland as it battles displacement and gentrification.

Each year this unique event brings together top business, government, and grassroots community leaders to connect, brainstorm, and strategize on important economic issues affecting communities of color. Last year’s Summit was sold out, and a large crowd is expected again this year.

Press wishing to attend should RSVP to
WHAT: The Greenlining Institute’s 24th Annual Economic Summit, Racial Justice on the Frontlines.
WHO: Confirmed speakers and awardees include: Alicia Garza, co-founder, Black Lives Matter; Jane Kim, member, San Francisco Board of Supervisors; Zachary Norris, executive director, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights; Matt Haney, commissioner, San Francisco Board of Education; Cristina Jiménez, executive director & co-founder, United We Dream; Lateefah Simon, member, BART Board of Directors; Tara Houska, national campaigns director, Honor the Earth; Kim Carter, founder & executive director, Time for Change; Zahra Billoo, executive director, SF Bay Area chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations; Angela Glover Blackwell, CEO of PolicyLink; Shahid Buttar, Director of Grassroots Advocacy, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and more.
WHERE: Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland, California.
WHEN: Friday, April 14, 2017. Registration opens 8 a.m., program starts at 8:30 and runs to 5:45 p.m.


A Multi-Ethnic Public Policy, Research and Advocacy Institute

(Source: Greenlining Institute media advisory, Bruce Mirken.)

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