EQUITY SUMMIT OVERVIEW
Our theme for this virtual event is “Centering in Truth, Activating Community Healing & Resiliency“. The national Community Action Partnership deeply believes that “othering”, particularly racism, rests at the nucleus of poverty in America. We also believe that equitable opportunities can only be built and sustained by centering ourselves in this truth. To that end, the Equity Summit will showcase voices and expressions that activate healing and resiliency in local communities. The Summit will take place April 20-21, 2021 and Pre-Summit Healing Circles will take place April 19, 2021.
Become centered in key concepts like racial equity, systematic racism, health equity, belonging, gender equity, and immigration justice.
Engage in peer learning to develop and strengthen understanding of equity, belonging, power, resilience, and social and economic mobility.
Connect organizations advancing equity, particularly racial equity.
Get the first look at our agenda for the Partnership’s National Community Action Equity Summit! This event features a collection of dynamic speakers, plenaries and breakout sessions to choose from. Download the agenda to see for yourself!
Patrick Anderson, Acting CEO, Rural Alaska CAP, Inc.
Dr. Branville G. Bard, Jr., Commissioner, Cambridge Police Department
Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director, American Public Health Association
Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, 18th U.S. Surgeon General & Healthcare Disparity Expert
Sung Yeon Choimorrow, Executive Director, National Asian American Pacific Women’s Forum
Dr. Gail Christopher, Executive Director, National Collaborative for Health Equity
Mr. Gary Cunningham, President and CEO, Prosperity Now
Alan Curtis, Founding President and CEO of the Milton S. Eisenhower Foundation
Libero Della Piana, Senior Strategist, Alliance for a Just Society
Bryan Duncan, CCAP, NCRT, Chairman of National Board, National Community Action Partnership
Dr. Kandace Creel Falcón, Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Minnesota State University Moorhead
Maria Elena de la Garza, Executive Director, Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County
LeeAnn Hall, Executive Director, Alliance for a Just Society
Dr. Lanikque Howard, Director in the Office of Community Services, ACF, US DHHS
Dana Jones, former CEO and President, United Planning Organization
Dr. Raquel Hatter, Deputy Director, Human Services, Kresge Foundation
LeAnn Littlewolf, Senior Program Officer, Northland Foundation
Dr. Michael McAfee, President and CEO, PolicyLink
Richard Rothstein, Author, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
Jerry Tello, Healer, Educator and Co-founder of the National Compadres Network
Michael Wenger, Senior Fellow, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, Association of American Colleges & Universities and Adjunct Faculty Member, Department of Sociology, The George Washington University
Tia Taylor Williams, Director, Center for Public Health Policy at the American Public Health Association
Native American / Tribal Resources
• Native American Land Acknowledgement Map
• Guide to Indigenous Land Acknowledgement
• Honor Native Land: A Guide and Call to Acknowledgement U.S. Department of Arts and Culture
• A Guide to Indigenous Land Acknowledgement Native Governance Center
• Land Reparations & Indigenous Solidarity Toolkit
• #HonorNativeLand Youtube video
Asian American and Pacific Islander Resources
• Bystander Intervention Training to Prevent Anti-Asian Harassment
• How to be an ally and help Asian-Americans fight Anti-Asian racism
• Georgia’s Asian American Leaders Call for Community-Centered Response After Six Asian Women are Murdered
• Asian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta fund for Georgia’s Asian American community
• Red Canary Song resources to support families of Atlanta victims
• Defending Asian women, defending sex workers (Resource List)
• How to support the AAPI community in a time of hate and violence: A Resource List
• Resources and statements from Asian American Leaders Table (In support of Atlanta-based Asian organizations)
• Mutual Aid (New York)
CODE OF CONDUCT
Core values of the national Community Action Partnership are equity and respect. Partnership members and event participants are expected to foster an inclusive, cooperative environment where all are welcomed, open dialogue is encouraged and all perspectives are appreciated.
Every member and event participant is expected to act in a professional, responsible and respectful manner while engaged in Partnership events and activities. Unprofessional behavior, including disparaging comments and unwelcome conduct related to sex, race, color, gender, age, disability, orientation or religion, will not be tolerated.
If any member or event participant engages in unprofessional behavior, Partnership leadership may take any action it deems appropriate, ranging from a simple warning to the offender to expulsion from current and future activities.
The Partnership’s intent is to foster the respectful behavior embodied in the Code of Conduct. Partnership staff will be happy to help event participants with Code of Conduct concerns.