There are so many organizations working to create widespread opportunity in our region and others, but how can these organizations cooperate more effectively? PolicyLink is hosting a webinar on June 27th that looks at “equity networks” as key tools for regional advancement. Equity networks, as described on an online announcement for the webinar, link diverse groups working on different issues, such as economic development, transportation and affordable housing, into a single collective.
Working together, these networks can create “lasting, structural means for advancing comprehensive strategies that build and sustain regions of opportunity,” according to the announcement.
The webinar is aimed at those who are interested in starting an equity network, as well as those who want to strengthen their existing networks. The discussion will cover governance and management issues, strategies for developing cross-sector partnerships and shared policy agendas, and ways to win local, state and federal support.
The hour and a half presentation will feature:
• Kalima Rose, Senior Director of PolicyLink’s Center for Infrastructure Equity
• Sarita Turner, PolicyLink’s Sustainable Communities Fellow
• Heidi Hall, the Equity Network Manager at Impact Capital/Local Initiatives Support Corp. of Puget Sound, Wash.
• Nathaniel Smith of Emory University’s Office of University-Community Partnerships, who also directs the Partnership for Southern Equity
• Katherine Valenzuela, the Regional Equity Coordinator of the Sacramento Housing Alliance
The Power of Regional Equity Networks: Tools for Regional Advancement webinar will be held:
Wednesday, June 27th
Register for the webinar here