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Summit Information

Conference: Thursday, November 9th
at The Marin Center


The Marin Equity Summit is a convening conference in the North Bay on Youth Development. Participants will walk away with action steps in each of the topic areas as we work  together to build the bones of a Living Equity Agenda for Marin County.


Keynote Speakers include:

john a. powell   

Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society and Professor of Law, African American, and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He previously served as the Executive Director at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at the Ohio State University and the Institute for Race and Poverty at the University of Minnesota. He was formerly the National Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union. He is a co-founder of the Poverty & Race Research Action Council and serves on the board of several national organizations. john led the development of an “opportunity-based” model that connects affordable housing to education, health, health care, and employment. He has taught at numerous law schools including Harvard and Columbia University. His latest book is Racing to Justice: Transforming our Concepts of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive Society.


Kaila Love 

Musician, Spoken Word Poet, Activist, 10,000 Degrees Graduate and MUCH MORE...

Entertainment Includes:

Sylvie Kneplers

Drake High School Graduate, She has earned a BS in Health Services Administration with a double minor in Business and Gender and Diversity Studies.


 Topic Areas, with working breakout sessions:

  • Education

  • Employment & Economics

  • Food Security

  • Housing & Homelessness

  • Race & Segregation

  • Community Cohesion for a Safe Marin

  • Immigrant Rights

  • Health

  • Environmental Protection

  • Transportation


Contact us at:

Summit Systems Thinking Marin

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