Event Schedule

Friday, May 10
9:15 am - 9:45 am 9:15 am
Student Union
You do not need a printed ticket.  Simply share your name and we will regsiter you at the door via the event app.
9:40 am - 10:00 am 9:40 am
Plenary
Ballroom
"Mads Tolling is the most exciting musician I have come across in the past ten years.This recording represents some of the most creative music making out there.” —Stanley Clarke

MADS TOLLING is an internationally renowned violini...
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10:00 am - 10:15 am 10:00 am
Plenary
  • Megan Joseph (Speaker) Executive Director , Rise Together
  • Mary Papazian (Speaker) President, San Jose State University
  • Melissa Jones (Speaker) Executive Director, Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative
10:15 am - 10:30 am 10:15 am
Plenary
Ballroom

Dr. Carmen Rojas is the Co-Founder and CEO of The Workers Lab, an organization founded in 2014 that invests in experiments and innovation to build power for working people in the 21st century.

For more than 20 years, Carmen has worked with foundat...

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10:30 am - 11:30 am 10:30 am
Plenary
Ballroom
  • Sarah Treuhaft (Speaker) Managing Director, PolicyLink
  • Stephen Menendian (Speaker) Assistant Director and Director of Research, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society
  • Melissa Jones (Speaker) Executive Director, Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative
Introduction: Economic Equity in the Bay Area - Melissa Jones, BARHII

The Regional Equity AtlasSarah Treuhaft, PolicyLink
A shared understanding about the importance of equity to the future of the Bay Area. Powerful equity metrics. Policies ...
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11:30 am - 12:20 pm 11:30 am
Plenary
Ballroom
Moderated by Padmini Parthasarathy, Walter & Elise Haas Fund

State Budget & Policy Developments - Chris Hoene, California Budget & Policy Center
In his inaugural budget proposal for 2019-20, Governor Gavin Newsom calls for an ambitious set of o...
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12:30 pm - 1:00 pm 12:30 pm
Grab lunch, network and head to your next session!
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm 1:00 pm
Opportunity for Every Worker
Room 2A
  • Carla Javits (Speaker) President & CEO, REDF
  • Iesha Fraser (Speaker) Director of Employment Services and Social Enterprise , Solution SF
  • Michelle Acosta (Speaker) Marketing Director and Project Manager, Acosta Sheet Metal Manufacturing
  • Anne Price (Speaker) President, Insight Center for Community Economic Development

Roughly a million people in California who have been incarcerated or homeless, or are young adults not working and not in school face some high barriers to get on the path to economic and stability. They may not have a lot of work experience, and ...

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1:00 pm - 2:15 pm 1:00 pm
Changing the Game: Promising Practices Breaking the Mold
Room 2B
  • Kelly Batson (Speaker) Senior Vice President, Community Impact, United Way Bay Area
  • Robert Davila (Speaker) Partnership Specialist, Santa Clara County, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Amy Fitzgerald (Speaker) Senior Program Officer, East Bay Community Foundation
  • Hong Mei (Speaker) Director of Advocacy, Chinese for Affirmative Action
  • Aparna Ramakrishnan (Speaker) Census Coordinator, County of San Mateo Office of Community Affairs
  • Jonathan Stein (Speaker) Staff Attorney and Program Manager, Voting Rights, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus
The 2020 Census is just about 10 months away. For the Bay Area, we pride ourselves on being one of the most diverse regions in California. While this is a strength for our communities, previous census counts have proved that our region’s pop... See More
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm 1:00 pm
Housing Affordability
Room 3A
  • Tameeka Bennett (Speaker) Policy Manager, BARHII
  • Belén Seara (Speaker) Senior Community Health Planner, Get Healthy San Mateo County
  • Romi Hall (Speaker) Associate Director of Neighborhood Collaborations , Center for Community Investment
  • Ofelia Bello (Speaker) Executive Director, Youth United for Community Action (YUCA)
  • Liz Gonzalez (Speaker) Co-Founder, Silicon Valley De-Bug
Bay Area working class families are being displaced at an alarming rate, and this phenomenon is disproportionately affecting low-income families of color. While the cost of living skyrockets, wages have not kept up alongside it. With families... See More
1:00 pm - 2:20 pm 1:00 pm
Cradle to Career
Room 3B
  • Ann Mathieson (Speaker) Founding Executive Director, Marin Promise Partnership
  • Renee Herzfeld (Speaker) Executive Director, 4Cs of Alameda County
  • Richard W. Raya (Speaker) Director of Mission Promise Neighborhood , Mission Economic Development Agency
  • Moira Kenney (Speaker) Executive Director, First 5 Association of California
  • Matt Regan (Speaker) Senior Vice President of Public Policy , Bay Area Council Economic Institute
  • Kristin Connelly (Speaker) President & CEO, East Bay Leadership Council
Topic 1: The Promise of Promise Neighborhoods (40 minutes)
Governor Gavin Newsom has put together a team of advisers on children’s issues and education that include a senior policy adviser for “cradle to career.”  This is ref...
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2:30 pm - 3:45 pm 2:30 pm
Opportunity for Every Worker
Room 2A
  • Ian Harriman (Speaker) Social Responsibility Chair, Checkr
  • Rehana Lerandeau (Speaker) Fair Chance Program Manager, Checkr, Inc.
  • Aisa Villarosa (Speaker) Associate Director of Policy and Advocacy, Insight Center for Community Economic Development
  • Evonne Silva (Speaker) Senior Director, Criminal Justice & Workforce Development , Code for America
  • George Colón (Speaker) Business Accounts Manager, Center for Employment Opportunities - Oakland
  • O'Dell Johnson (Speaker) Chief Executive Officer, Research Institute for Social Equity
Download Toward a Fair Chance Workforce Report & Recommendations at www.risetogetherbayarea.org/fairchance

Mass incarceration and over-criminalization have left 70 million people in the United States—nearly 1 in 3 adults—with arres...
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2:30 pm - 3:50 pm 2:30 pm
Changing the Game: Promising Practices Breaking the Mold
Room 2B
  • Shari Davis (Speaker) Co Executive Director, Participatory Budgeting Project
  • Dan Geiger (Speaker) Coordinator, Contra Costa Budget Justice Coalition
  • Debbi Lerman (Speaker) S.F. Human Services Network
  • Anne Stuhldreher (Speaker) Director, Financial Justice Project, Office of the Treasurer for the City and County of San Francisco
  • Lewis Brown Jr (Speaker) Senior Associate , PolicyLink
  • Brandon Greene (Speaker) Manager, Civic Design Lab, City of Oakland
Session I: Budget Justice (40 minutes) 
Challenges and inequities in government and government budgets tend to disproportionally affect the most marginalized community members. Learn about participatory budgeting (PB), a model t...
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2:30 pm - 3:45 pm 2:30 pm
Housing Affordability
Room 3A
  • Will Dominie (Speaker) Policy Manager for Housing Affordability and Equitable Development, Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative
  • Jacky Morale Ferrand (Speaker) Director of Housing, City of San José
  • Pedro Galvao (Speaker) State and Regional Policy Manager, Non Profit Housing Association of Northern California
  • Jennifer Martinez (Speaker) Chief Strategy Officer, PICO CA
  • Matt King (Speaker) Director of Organizing, Sacred Heart Community Service

This may be the year that determines the future of the Bay Area - that determines whether many of our families and communities will be able to stay in the face of crushing housing instability. This year has already seen the introduction of bold pr...

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2:30 pm - 3:50 pm 2:30 pm
Cradle to Career
Room 3B
  • Susan Brutschy (Speaker) President, Applied Survey Research
  • Megan Richards (Speaker) Deputy Director, Solano County First 5
  • Elece Hempel (Speaker) Executive Director, Petaluma People Services Center
  • Oscar Chavez (Speaker) Assistant Director, Human Services Department, County of Sonoma
  • Jayleen Richards (Speaker) Public Health Administrator, Solano County Health & Social Services
  • Toby Ewing (Speaker) Executive Director, California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission
  • Kitty Lopez (Speaker) Executive Director, First 5 San Mateo County
  • Regan Clark Foust (Speaker) Director of Strategic Partnerships, Children's Data Network
Topic 1: The Value of Prevention: Lessons Learned from Exemplars in the Field of Upstream Investment (45 minutes)

Be the first to receive early insights from the Blue Shield Value of Prevention (BSVP) Project on upstream investment for achieving e...

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4:00 pm - 4:45 pm 4:00 pm
Plenary
Ballroom
  • Padmini Parthasarathy (Speaker) Senior Program Officer, Economic Security, Walter & Elise Haas Fund
  • Alexandra Bastien (Speaker) Financial Stability Program Officer, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Linda Lazor (Speaker) CEO, Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2)
  • Elena Chávez Quezada (Speaker) Senior Director for the Expanding Access to Opportunity, The San Francisco Foundation
Creating Bay Area Pathways to Opportunity will require many participants to come together to harness the resources of our region.  This panel will discuss the insights and role of major funders who are supporting initiatives to provide greate... See More
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