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Nonprofit Racial Justice Summit
Oct 4-6, 2021

No Going Back​


Inspiration. Intentionality. Insight.
 

The inaugural Nonprofit Racial Justice Summit will create an environment for nonprofit leaders across Silicon Valley to: 

  • Renew our collective commitment to fight against systemic racism 

  • Reflect on and learn how we can do better as organizations 

  • Be inspired and move forward to co-create, centered by community, a racially just community

 

The Summit will be a learning environment where we can deepen our understanding about how to meet the nonprofit racial equity pledge and to advance racial justice and equity within our institutions and in our community.It is also a call to action for nonprofits.

 

The Summit is hosted by Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits (SVCN), Thrive Alliance, and Sacred Heart Community Service. The Summit is designed for the region's nonprofit organizations leadership, staff, and board members.

 

The art for the Summit -- No Going Back -- was created by Bay Area artist and activist Favianna Rodriguez.

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Nonprofit Racial Justice Summit

Day One

The Arts as

Agents for Racial Justice

No Going Back: Fireside Chat with Fred Blackwell (Keynote) 

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Panelists include:

Wisa Uemura, Executive Director, San Jose Taiko

Chike Nwoffiah, Founding Director, Silicon Valley African American Film Festival

Maria Noel, Deputy Executive Director, Working Partnerships USA

Felix Quintana, Artist in Residence, Working Partnerships USA

Belinda Arriaga, Executive Director & Founder, Ayudando Latinos A Soñar (ALAS)

Zenón Barrón, Arts Director, Ayudando Latinos A Soñar (ALAS) 

Erin Ashford, Redwood City Arts Commissioner, Racial Equity Arts Mural

Moderated by Anjee Helstrup-Alvarez, Executive Director, Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA)

Sponsored by

the San Mateo Arts Commission

and SVCREATES

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Rescheduled for February 16 at 11am as part of SVCN's annual policy summit, Activate Your Impact.

Rescheduled for February 16 at 11am as part of SVCN's annual policy summit, Activate Your Impact.

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Featuring Fred Blackwell, Chief Executive Officer, San Francisco Foundation

Discussion facilitated by Jahmal Williams, Director of Advocacy for Racial Justice, San José State University

Now is the time to reflect on how we're going to move forward and hold ourselves to the commitments we made. Join us for a special fireside chat with Fred Blackwell, CEO of the San Francisco Foundation, where he will share his insights on what it takes and unpack what it means to authentically commit to racial justice  and share how his experiences helped shape the transformative changes he led at San Francisco Foundation to uphold their own commitments to build an equitable and thriving Bay Area. 

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Day Two

A Candid Discussion with Local Equity Officers: The Future of Racial Justice in Government

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Panelists include:

Shireen Malekafzali, Chief Equity Officer, County of San Mateo

Dr. Analilia Garcia, Racial & Health Equity Senior Manager, County of Santa Clara Public Health Department

Zulma Maciel, Director of Office of Racial Equity, City of San José 
Briana Evans, Equity & Inclusion Officer, City of Redwood City

Moderated by Petra Silton, Director of Advocacy & Education, Thrive Alliance, and Nick Kuwada, Policy Director, Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits

Philanthropy's New Path: Racial Justice Front and Center

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Panelists include:

Gina Dalma, Executive Vice President, 
Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Holly Kreider, Program Director, Community Heising-Simons Foundation

Adam Fong, Program Officer in Performing Arts, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

 

Moderated by Fred Ferrer, Chief Executive Officer, Child Advocates of Silicon Valley

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Day Three

Engaging Your Board to Further Racial Equity and Justice

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Presented by Ali Knight, FLY President & CEO, and June Wang, FLY Board Chair.

Moving Forward in Developing a Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Initiative

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Presented by Stacy Richardson, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Momentum for Health.

Thank you to our sponsor!

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