Responding to Crisis: Building an Equitable and Resilient Future
Date & Time
Friday, September 9, 2022, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Tené Traylor

All available data shows that communities of color are disproportionately harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the growing frequency of extreme weather events, and the legacy of racist land use and housing policies and practices. These crises have fueled displacement, disinvestment, and the growing concentration of vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties in Black and Brown neighborhoods. Amid these crises, however, there is an urgent opportunity. Philanthropy can play a key role in community recovery to help ensure communities don’t just survive these crises, but emerge stronger and thrive. In our final plenary session, leaders of national philanthropic organizations—including the Surdna Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Melville Charitable Trust—will inspire you to radically envision an equitable future where all people live in sustainable, healthy communities.