Summit Agenda

Equity Summit Agenda (Final)

Friday, November 8, 2013

5:00–6:30pm -
Dinner buffet opens at 6:00 pm
Community Marketplace & Networking
Issue stations and posters highlight equity work happening in our communities. This is an opportunity to share and learn from your peers. Fill out your “passport” to be eligible for raffle prizes!
6:30–8:30pm Opening Program
Welcome and Presente!
Community representativesVideo: What does equitable development look like in our communities?
Ijo Arts Media

Welcome and Comments
Dow Constantine, King County Executive

Keynote Address: Why equity matters and advancing regional equity
Nathaniel Smith, Founder and Chief Equity Officer, Partnership for Southern Equity

Community panel: Why planning and development must start and end with community for regional economic prosperity and sustainable communities
Moderator: Gregory Davis, Rainier Beach Community Empowerment Coalition

  • Amy Bates, Solutions for Humanity, Community & Environment
  • Vu Le, Vietnamese Friendship Association
  • Estela Ortega, El Centro de la Raza

Saturday, November 9, 2013

8–9am – Continental breakfast Breakfast, check-in & networking
9:00–10:30 am Opening Program
Report-back from pre-Summit community gatherings
Tacoma, Seattle, Snohomish, South King, East King

Keynote Address
Dr. Gail Christopher, Vice President, W.K. Kellogg FoundationOverview of the day and goals
10:30 am­–             12:30 pm Issue Area Breakout Sessions
Breakout sessions will focus on issues and equity strategies that communities are working on across our region. These sessions will highlight pieces of work happening throughout our region, and participants will share and discuss proposed strategies. These interactive sessions will also allow participants to identify peer communities addressing similar issues.There will be two groups of breakout sessions (50 minutes each).

  • Targeted Local Hire: An organizing strategy for equitable job creation
  • Civic engagement: Building power in communities of color through political office
  • Organizing to change school systems to improve educational outcomes in communities of color
  • Safe Neighborhoods: Partnering block by block to improve community safety
  • Healthy foods, community, and culture
  • Housing strategies to prevent displacement
  • Outreach and engagement strategies to leverage the Affordable Care Act
  • Youth voice and youth leading for change
  • Supporting and promoting neighborhood businesses and commercial corridors as community anchors
  • Living wages and role that faith, community, and workers play in advancing economic opportunity
  • Participating in and influencing the political and policy-making process
  • Multicultural parent and community engagement for student success
  • Environmental justice – air, water, earth, and community health advocates
  • How to start organizing your community or neighborhood
  • Mobility and transit
  • Immigration: Building for empowerment at the intersection of culture, change, and service
  • Creative resourcing for community organizing work


 12:30-1:30 pm – Box lunch Lunch / Networking
Prayer room available
1:30–3:00 pm Sub-Regional Community Breakouts
Tacoma, Seattle, Snohomish County, South King, East King
Participants will breakout into sub-regional groups to reflect and discuss priority next steps. This facilitated discussion will build upon conversations started in pre-summit gatherings and the deeper look at key issues and strategies from the morning.
3–3:30 pm Closing

  • Report-backs from community breakouts
  • Next steps, keeping the momentum, Regional Equity Network
  • Raffle!

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