ANCA Annual Meeting: Racial Equity
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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