This summer, PACDC’s Forward Equitable Development Conference is exploring healing, equity, and justice on July 8th, July 29th, August 12th, and September 2nd. Check out our Program Booklet to learn more about our presenters.
Wednesday, September 2nd
MORNING PLENARY DISCUSSION
Is this the moment to remake philanthropy?
Nigel Charles, Laura Otten, Ph.D., and Edgar Villanueva discuss radical changes for philanthropy with PACDC’s Pam Bridgeforth.
- Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas
- The Revolution Will Not Be Funded by INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence
- Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance
- Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy Philadelphia Giving Circle | Bread and Roses Community Fund
- The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University
Partnerships between Artists and CDCs: Lessons Learned
Led by Calece Johnson (NeighborWorks America), Mark Lenn Johnson (Art Inc. Kentucky), Jake Norton (New Kensington CDC), and Paul Singh (NeighborWorks America)
Relationship is the Project: Decolonizing Community Engagement to Grow Community-Based Practice
Led by Lisa Jo Epstein, Ph.D (Just Act) and Micaela Robolino (Just Act)
Strengthening Connections: How Place-Based, Artistic Interventions Impact Safety and Accessibility in North Philadelphia
Led by Priscilla Bell Lamberty (Artist), Maya Curtis (Mural Arts Philadelphia), Mark Dodds (City of Philadelphia Division of Housing and Community Development), Cathy Harris (Mural Arts Philadelphia), and Tiffany White (Community Leader)
Wednesday, August 12th
Morning Plenary Discussion
How can community developers learn from and support the next generation of leaders?
Ricardo Calderon, Tamir Harper, and Stasia Monteiro (facilitator) discuss youth leadership and activism.
Equity and the Development Process
Led by Charnelle Hicks, CHPlanning, Councilmember Jamie Gauthier, Steve Masters, JustLaws, and Jaime Phillips, CHPlanning.
Justice through Storytelling: How Practitioners Put the Humanities at the Center of Community Development
Led by Julie Donofrio, PennPraxis, Daniel Egusquiza, Barrio Alegría, Dawn Frisby Byers, PA Humanities Council, Ulysses Slaughter, Chester Made, Lindsay Varner, Cumberland Historical Society.
Wednesday, July 29th
Morning Plenary Discussion
How can we stretch our thinking and work for deeper impact on racial and social equity?
Jamira Burley, Dr. Andre Perry, Anea Moore (Facilitator) join together to discuss the realities of race and equity in Philadelphia and around the country, and the role we all have to play in moving racial justice forward.
Philadelphia’s OhSoWhite Development and Construction Industry
Led by: Blane F. Stoddart, BFW Group and J’nelle Lawrence, Economy League of Greater Philadelphia
Real Estate Strategies for Neighborhood Preservation
Led by Arthur Gimenez, PIDC, David K. Simms, Eatible Delights, and Richard Olaya, O Z Collective
Community Impact Through Arts and Cultural Engagement
Led by: Cass Green and Jerry Adam Puryear, Mill Creek Community Partnerships
Wednesday, July 8th
Where are we now, and how can our communities heal through our work?
Dr. Mindy Fullilove, Jeremy Liu, and Joe McNeely participated in a frank discussion of this unique moment of our times and how neighborhood vitality is at the forefront of healing, action and social justice. Tempest Carter of ACHIEVEability facilitated the conversation.