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Tuesday, April 13
9:00AM - 9:45AM | Opening Session: A Conversation on Art and Social Protest between Pops Peterson and Jamie Williamson.
10AM - 11:30AM | Innovative Strategies to Combat Exclusionary Zoning
Erin Boggs, Executive Director; Samuel Giffin, Policy & Data Analyst; and Taniqua Huguley, Outreach Director, of Open Communities Alliance in Hartford, CT, will present the various strategies OCA is using to challenge exclusionary zoning in high opportunity suburbs across Connecticut. OCA's strategies utilize community organizing, creative zoning proposals, and legislative initiatives to create more inclusionary zoning regulations.
12PM -1:30PM | Keynote Speaker, DrT (Tiffany Manuel)
DrT (as she prefers to be called) is a dynamic speaker, best-selling author and the President and CEO of TheCaseMade, an organization dedicated to helping leaders powerfully and intentionally make the case for systems change. In her role at TheCaseMade, DrT works with hundreds of passionate social changemakers, innovators and adaptive leaders around the United States who are building better, stronger communities that are diverse, equitable and inclusive.
By aligning their community stakeholders around the kind of deep systems changes that can improve population outcomes, these leaders are able to grow their impact, scale their programs, and harness the investments they need to improve their communities. She’s literally written the book on public will building – Strategic CaseMaking™: The Field Guide for Building Public and Political Will. Find out why DrT is considered the nation’s expert on public will building!
Dr. T will be introduced by Keith Fairey, President & CEO of Way Finders.
2PM - 3:30PM | Defending Environmental Justice Communities
Communities of color and immigrant communities are at the forefront of the climate and environmental justice movement. This workshop, co-presented by Lawyers for Civil Rights, GreenRoots, Inc. and Alternatives for Community and Environment (ACE) will explore the backdrop of the environmental justice movement, its intersection with access to safe housing, and legal opportunities and challenges moving forward.