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.

The Summit will take place as a six-part series of

live webinars from October 4 - 6, at 11am and 2pm each day. 

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Racial Justice Summit Agenda

Day One - Monday, October 4

The Arts as Agents

for Racial Justice

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

11am - 12pm

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

Featuring Fred Blackwell, Chief Executive Officer, San Francisco Foundation

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

2pm - 3pm

Day Two - Tuesday, October 5

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

Panelists include:

Shireen Malekafzali, Chief Equity Officer, County of San Mateo

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

11am - 12pm

Philanthropy's New Path: Racial Justice Front and Center

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

2pm - 3pm

Day Three - Wednesday, October 6

Engaging Your Board to Further Racial Equity and Justice

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

11am - 12pm

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

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

2pm - 3pm

Thank you to our sponsor!