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Agenda 2019 Public Policy Conference

8:00 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:30 am

Welcome & Introductions

  • Christine Essel, President & CEO, Southern California Grantmakers
  • Steve Nissen, Senior Vice President, Legal and Government Affairs, NBCUniversal; Member, Board of Directors, Southern California Grantmakers
  • Nike Irvin, Member, Board of Directors, Riordan Foundation; Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Southern California Grantmakers
9:00 am

Opening Plenary
The Whole Child - From Cradle to Career: 
A Generational Opportunity to Lift California’s Most Impoverished Children and Families

  • Moderator: Priska Neely, Senior Reporter, Early Childhood, KPCC, Southern California Public Radio 
  • Chris Hoene, Executive Director, California Budget & Policy Center
  • Kim Pattillo Brownson, Vice President for Policy and Strategy, First 5 LA
  • Giannina Pérez, Senior Policy Advisor for Early Childhood, Office of Governor Gavin Newsom
10:00 am Sneak Preview and Break
10:30 am

Morning Breakout Sessions

  • A Cultural Shift in Justice Reinvestment for Young People
  • Redrawing California: 2020 Census and Redistricting
  • Update on Measure H: Progress and Opportunities for Funders
  • Where Politics Meets Philanthropy: Obstacles, Opportunities and Third-Rail Cautions
12:00 pm Lunch Buffet
12:30 pm

Afternoon Plenary
The Governor's Proposed 2019-20 State Budget: Key Context and Implications for Grantmakers

  • Moderator: Chris Hoene, Executive Director, California Budget & Policy Center
  • Antonia Hernández, President & CEO, California Community Foundation
  • Lisa Hershey, Executive Director, Housing California
1:15 pm Break
1:30 pm

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

  • Beyond Policy and Practice: The Hidden Conditions of Transformative Systems Change
  • Community Resilience in the Face of Climate Disasters: Innovation for the Long Term
  • Looking Back to Look Ahead: Addressing California’s Racial and Gender Wealth Gap
  • Oops! I Did It Again: Making Opportunity Zones Work for Communities
3:00 pm Networking "Sundaes on the Plaza"
3:30 pm Adjourn