Highlights from Equity Summit 2015

“A movement is not a flash of light — it is a flame, a torch passed from one generation to the next and every so often we are blessed with moments where the smolder transforms to blaze again and we’re forced to race down the path of progress.”

It was with these inspiring words by poet Mayda del Valle — set to motion, photography, and song through the video “Our Moment” — that PolicyLink opened Equity Summit 2015. Over the next three days, as 3,000 diverse stakeholders shared insights, forged new collaborations, and strategized around some of the nation’s most intractable challenges, the message of this video echoed throughout the sessions, discussions, and performances. With powerful movements — Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, the Dreamers, the Fight for $15 and a Union, and others — rousing tens of thousands to action, advocacy, and awareness, this is equity's moment.

For those not able to join us in LA, or attendees who would like to revisit the experience, we're thrilled to bring you videos from Equity Summit 2015.


  • Our Moment video (also below), produced for PolicyLink by Wyatt Close and Big Bowl of Ideas. Please share it widely, using #ClaimTheTorch.

Also check out the three plenaries:

Our Moment Video