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National Summit on Equitable Development, Social Justice and Smart Growth - Nov. 18-19, Los Angeles

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  • Dayana Salazar
    PROMOTING REGIONAL EQUITY A National Summit on Equitable Development, Social Justice and Smart Growth November 18-19, 2002 Los Angeles, CA Dear Colleague,
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 29, 2002
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      PROMOTING REGIONAL EQUITY
      A National Summit on Equitable Development, Social Justice and Smart Growth
      November 18-19, 2002
      Los Angeles, CA

      Dear Colleague,

      Please join PolicyLink and the Funders Network for Smart Growth and Livable
      Communities on November 18th and 19th in Los Angeles for Promoting Regional
      Equity: A National Summit on Equitable Development, Social Justice, and
      Smart Growth.

      This conference will explore diverse initiatives designed to break down the
      social, economic, and geographic isolation faced by low-income and
      communities of color and connect them to regional opportunities and
      resources. Regional equity efforts are guided by the belief that all
      residents of metropolitan areas should have equal access to the social and
      economic benefits of community and regional development and local actors
      must take the lead in shaping the policies that affect them and their
      communities.

      At the Summit we will:

      *Explore the concept, framework, and practice of regional equity
      *Learn about innovative strategies that are being advanced in local
      communities
      *Engage in collective problem solving on key challenges
      *Build new relationships and strategic alliances
      *Analyze national, state, and local policy levers and wins
      *Discuss strategic actions to advance regional equity and smart growth

      The summit will feature cutting-edge practitioners and national experts who
      are working to forge more equitable and inclusive neighborhoods and regions.
      Come join our keynote speaker, Henry Cisneros, President and CEO of American
      CityVista, and former Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban
      Development, and other prominent panelists. For example, the panelists
      speaking on the Opening Plenary include:

      *Doug Foy, President of the Conservation Law Foundation
      *Manuel Pastor, Director of the Center for Justice, Tolerance and Community,
      University of California at Santa Cruz
      *Anthony Thigpenn, Executive Director of Strategic Concepts in Organizing
      Policy Education (SCOPE), and Chair of Action for Grassroots Empowerment and
      Neighborhood Development Alternatives (AGENDA)

      Additional speakers to be announced in the coming weeks.

      A preliminary agenda and registration information are available at:
      http://www.policylink.org/events/summit2002/.

      We look forward to your participation in this important event.

      Angela Glover Blackwell
      President
      PolicyLink

      Ben Starrett
      Executive Director
      Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities
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