october, 2021

05oct10:30 am11:30 am10:30 am - 11:30 am PDT (1:30 pm -2:30 pm EDT)

Event Details

Workshop: Making Voices of Color Central in Systemic Change

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 5
Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am PDT (1:30 pm -2:30 pm EDT)


Leslie Reid, CEO, Madison Park Development Corporation

Terrance Narcisse, CEO, East Harris County Empowerment Council
Rev. Bill Stanfield, CEO, Metanoia CDC
Katrina Holland, Executive Director, JOIN

Community development is rooted in movements working for racial justice. But as the sector evolves, how can we make sure its future is shaped by the voices of leaders of color? Despite the fact that these leaders have been blazing the way forward and fighting the systemic barriers that their communities face, policy, funding, and decision-making structures have again and again shortchanged their community development initiatives. Join the discussion as leaders of color explore the challenge of addressing systemic racism within our industry. What can dominant-culture CDC organizations, philanthropy, and government agencies do to shift power structures and advance a more equitable and racially just economy?

Workshop: Eviction and the Pandemic: What We’re Learning and What Comes Next

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 5
Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am PDT (1:30 pm -2:30 pm EDT)

Michelle Gilbert, LCBH
Sarah Gallagher, NLIHC ERASE Project

A concerted national effort to protect public health and rein in COVID-19 has led to federal and state eviction moratoria, unprecedented investments in emergency rent assistance, and other policies to prevent evictions. As we plan this session, COVID-19 case rates are rising again, the CDC has reinstated a national eviction moratorium through October 3, and a small number of states still have their own moratoriums. Rent assistance is being distributed, although not quickly enough, and many communities are using local strategies to address eviction and its impacts. These include sealing eviction records and expanding access to legal assistance and court-based mediation programs. Join us to discuss the effectiveness of these strategies and explore reducing barriers to finding future housing. We’ll spotlight current advocacy needs and additional policy reforms, especially those supported by the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s ERASE (End Rental Arrears to Stop Evictions) project.

Workshop: Voter Engagement – The Georgia Story

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 5
Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am PDT (1:30 pm -2:30 pm EDT)

Dr. Bambie Hayes-Brown, President and CEO, Georgia ACT
Jerry Gonzalez
Rev. Fer-Rell Malone

Join Georgia ACT’s President and CEO, Dr. Bambie Hayes-Brown, and representatives from Georgia’s urban, rural, and Latino populations for a discussion of the 2020 Georgia voter engagement activities and 2021 initiatives, including the 42-city tour across the state that Georgia ACT and a group of collaborators recently completed. The group sponsored local town hall meetings on the impacts of Senate Bill 202 and the American Rescue Plan, and information on how local communities can access funds for community projects related to voter engagement. She’ll speak about current activities too, such as campaigns centered around getting people out to vote or how they plan on getting to the polls to vote. Dr. Hayes-Brown will also discuss voter engagement activities for the upcoming mid-term elections, and panelists will provide suggestions for engagement at the national level.


(Tuesday) 10:30 am - 11:30 am


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