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  • November 03, 2015 | ArtPlace America

    PolicyLink's Equity Summit 2015

    Equity Summit 2015 strived to “ground inclusion, justice, and prosperity in the urgent issues of today and connect them to the creativity and bold vision of the equity movement. Advocates from Ferguson to New Orleans, Minneapolis to New York, and all points in between, will be part of...
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  • November 03, 2015 | Youth Policy Insitute

    Equity Summit 2015

    Last week, YPI's team were in full action at Equity Summit 2015, a gathering of over 3,000 dynamic leaders, advocates and stakeholders from across the U.S. who are putting equity at the center of their work for real and lasting change. Attendees explored L.A. through mobile workshops, built new...

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  • November 03, 2015 | EARN Blog

    Reflections on the 2015 PolicyLink Equity Summit

    Sheryl Lane, EARN’s Director of Public Policy & Alumni Engagement had the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles for the 2015 PolicyLink Equity Summit for a whirlwind two days that included 61 workshops, caucuses, institutes and mobile workshops.

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  • November 03, 2015 | airCurrent News

    Equity Summit 2015

    Last week Brian and Adrian attended the Policy Link Equity Summit 2015 in Los Angeles on behalf of the Moving Forward Network. Air Alliance Houston is a proud member of the Moving Forward Network, which sent more than fifty delegates to the Equity Summit to promote our Zero Emissions Campaign.

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  • November 03, 2015 | National Journal

    Even Among College Grads, Whites Earn More Than Nearly Everyone

    At the mo­ment, no mat­ter how much edu­ca­tion people of col­or at­tain, they likely will earn less than whites with the same level of edu­ca­tion. That’s ac­cord­ing to the latest Na­tion­al Equity At­las, cre­ated by Poli­cyLink and the Uni­versity of South­ern Cali­for­nia’s Pro­gram for...

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  • October 20, 2015 | Roof Lines - Shelterforce Blog

    Oakland, CA Adopts Roadmap to Promote Housing Equity

    PolicyLink and the City sought input from families facing displacement, public administrators, housing advocates, tenants groups, home owners, developers, elected officials, business associations, and other community stakeholders. Urban Strategies Council did data analysis on the changing tenure...

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  • October 13, 2015 | Stanford Social Innovation Review

    Bringing Soul to the Work of Collective Impact

    Something special is happening in America. Community leaders are not only talking about equity, but also redefining the frontiers of work that we must do to achieve it. These leaders play an important role in social change, because they can authentically reflect the wisdom, voice, and experience...

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  • October 07, 2015 | LOEBlog

    Standing Ovation for Angela Glover Blackwell, 2015 Dunlop Lecturer

    Highly respected by those working to expand opportunity equality in a financially segregated nation, Glover Blackwell’s work has consistently influenced governmental agendas since PolicyLink’s founding in 1999. Among the organization’s most recent directives, PolicyLink specialists worked...

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  • October 06, 2015 | Huffington Post

    A National Call to Stop Excessive Force

    Around the country, a movement led by determined young people of color is reimagining community safety and demanding that the country value Black and Brown lives. As incidents of police violence against people of color continue at an alarming pace, more and more people are refusing to tolerate...

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  • September 28, 2015 | NYU Furman Center

    A Call to Action to Embrace and Enforce the AFFH Rule

    As a Black girl growing up in St. Louis in the 1950s and 1960s, I experienced segregation first-hand. Though segregation controlled where I could live, learn, play, and pray, I was fortunate enough to live in a mixed-income Black neighborhood, with a good school, safe streets, prospering...

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  • September 24, 2015 | Florida Courier

    New pressure for cities to end segregation in housing

    In July, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced strict new requirements that local governments assess fair housing in their communities, publicly report details of segregation and pockets of poverty, and provide detailed plans on what they are going to do about it....

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  • September 21, 2015 | Nonprofit Technology Network

    Merging Data and Story to Win More Equitable Policies

    Compelling facts have always been a key ingredient in winning policy campaigns, and the rise of web technology has opened the floodgates for data that would have been out of reach to all but the most dogged advocates just 20 years ago.

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  • September 09, 2015 | The Hill

    Calling all mayors: This is what police reform should look like

    The coverage of police brutality over the last year, both in the mass media and through civilian video footage, has been a wake-up call for many Americans, shining a spotlight on what many communities of color already knew—our policing and criminal justice systems are infused with systemic...

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  • September 04, 2015 | Next City

    This Labor Day, Celebrate the Summer Jobs That Strengthen Cities

    The drop in summer employment began in the late 1990s, when the federal government eliminated funding for stand-alone summer jobs programs. It accelerated with the recession, as youth faced unprecedented competition for low-wage jobs in retail and food service. This trend of disinvestment...
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  • September 03, 2015 | The Guardian

    Your guilt trip won't stop gentrification

    Instead of feeling paralyzed, gentrifiers should support local tenants advocacy and homeless services groups. Gentrification too often dissolves into a guilt-ridden zero-sum game, whereby new residents are told that to avoid being “part of the problem”, they must simply avoid living in...

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  • September 03, 2015 | The Commercial Appeal Memphis

    Conversation on Prosperity continues push to lower poverty

    In a room filled on Thursday with governmental leaders, nonprofit organization heads and experts in economic and social equity, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton held his National Conversation about Prosperity, an initiative to move forward Wharton’s Blueprint for Prosperity, a plan to lower the city’s...

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  • August 27, 2015 | The American Prospect

    Do Black Lives Matter to the Federal Reserve?

    With black communities nationwide far from recovered, a grassroots coalition wants the Fed to know that an interest rate hike could be disastrous. And demanding that interest rates stay low is just a first step. During the conference, Fed Up will also present a report from PolicyLink on what a...

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  • August 27, 2015 | Huffington Post

    Nonprofits: Equity Must Begin Within

    There has been increasing buzz about "equity" and "racial equity" in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors and among cross-sector collective impact efforts. This is a good thing and our nation's persistent and rising racial and economic disparities demand it. Many groups are applying an...

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  • August 12, 2015 | Huffington Post

    The Federal Reserve Should Not Increase Interest Rates

    Later this month, the world's top financial and economic policymakers will pow-wow at the Federal Reserve Bank annual meeting in Jackson Hole to determine whether it is time for the Fed to roll back recession-era policies -- e.g. a near-zero benchmark interest rate -- put in place to support job...

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  • August 11, 2015 | The Washington Post

    This is how protesters plan to take on the Federal Reserve

    While Fed policy is not going to be the only solution to getting to full employment for all, we see it as a critical component of a broad policy agenda,” said Sarah Treuhaft, a director at PolicyLink. “We know that we need more growth and we need more jobs to stimulate hiring of people who have...
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  • August 07, 2015 | Next City

    How the Movement for Black Lives Will Transform American Cities

    In a little over a year, the movement for Black Lives has already begun to transform America. Pictures of Michael Brown’s lifeless body on Canfield Drive, footage of police officers responding with dogs, tanks, and teargas as his community mourned and protested, refusing to be silenced — these...

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