Fri, Sep 18


Online via Zoom

ANCA Annual Meeting: Racial Equity

ANCA’s (virtual) 2020 Annual Meeting will focus on how racial justice and equity need to be part of rebuilding post pandemic local economies. With our five-year strategic plan hot off the press, we will examine how racial equity and inclusion are critical ingredients in the New Economy.

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ANCA Annual Meeting: Racial Equity

Time & Location

Sep 18, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT

Online via Zoom

About the event

On its surface, racial equity implies the fair treatment of all people, regardless of race. However, America’s fraught history of race exposes how Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) have been disproportionately denied access to systems, structures and pathways that result in fair opportunities and outcomes for all. By centering racial equity in our communities, we can increase the collective economic and social success for all who live and work in the North Country region.

ANCA's 2020 Annual Meeting will feature presentations about how racial equity relates to three economic sectors: local food systems, the entrepreneurial economy and the clean energy sector:

  • Structural racism in the U.S. food system, presented by Adam Dewbury, PhD, Local Food System Coordinator, ANCA
  • Racial equity in developing and maintaining “solopreneurships,” presented by Valerie D. White, Executive Director, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) NYC
  • Addressing racial equity in workforce development within the clean energy sector, presented by Bryana DiFonzo, Director of New Economy, PUSH Buffalo

Read more in ANCA's press release announcement.

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