What We Are Learning

Achieving Equity Convening - Videos (March 2, 2017)

The Weingart Foundation’s full commitment to equity contains a pledge to use our voice—whatever influence we might have—to call attention to the importance of advancing fairness and inclusion and urge our peers to join in this work. Many in philanthropy have taken up the call for equity but much more needs to be done, and we need to learn from one another. This is why on March 2, 2017 our Foundation brought together key leaders from philanthropy, as well as from the nonprofit sector, government, business, and labor for the Achieving Equity convening in Los Angeles.

Convening Highlights


Full Session Recordings


Opening Session


Alison De La Cruz, Japanese American Cultural and Community Center • Fred Ali, Weingart Foundation


Keynote Conversation: Equity and the Challenge to Philanthropy


Darren Walker, Ford Foundation • Monica Lozano, Weingart Foundation


Grounded Strategies: Understanding Real Data & the Underlying Forces


Angela Glover Blackwell, PolicyLink • Manuel Pastor, USC Program for Regional and Environmental Equity
Hon. Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Los Angeles City Councilmember • Lata Reddy, The Prudential Foundation


From Idea to Action


Dr. Robert K. Ross, The California Endowment • Rip Rapson, The Kresge Foundation
Fred Blackwell, The San Francisco Foundation • Phillip Henderson, Surdna Foundation
Antonia Hernandez, California Community Foundation


Closing Reflections and Call to Action


Fred Ali, Weingart Foundation