What’s Next? Conversations to Action
(Subject to change)
Monday, July 25
8:30am-1:00pm: Funders Institute
- Welcome & Breakfast
- What's Next? Focusing on Administration Transition
- Panel Discussion: The Equity and Homelessness Connection
- What’s Next? Conversations to Action
12:00p -1:00pm: Lunch
1:00-3:00 pm: Conversations to Action Afternoon Discussions (Funders Only)
Conversations will allow attendees to ask questions while also identifying tangible steps that can be taken to move their work forward.
How is homelessness related to the equity discussion happening in our country? As funders, what can we do to address these concerns both internally in our own organizations and externally with the individuals we serve?
Advocacy and the Next Administration
This time next year we will have a new administration. What can philanthropy do to keep the focus on homelessness and continue the momentum we have with the current Administration? Why is advocacy important on the federal, state, and local level?
Prior to this year's event, we encourage you to view the following resources.
This brief, by the Urban Institute and funded by FTEH members, including the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Melville Charitable Trust, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Kresge Foundation, and Butler Family Fund works to understand the US Interagency Council on Homelessness’s (USICH’s) role in the nation’s efforts to end homelessness and potential effects of the agency’s planned termination in 2017.
In 2016, WRAG launched Putting Racism on the Table, a learning series for philanthropy. The series, from January - June 2016, convened philanthropic CEOs and trustees to learn from experts on the many aspects of racism, including structural racism, white privilege, implicit bias, mass incarceration, and the racial mosaic of this country.
Resources from the series are available on the WRAG website.
This Powerpoint from the Center for Social Innovation provides important background and data on the connection between racism and homelessness.
Jeff Olivet, Center for Social Innovation, examines the connection between homelessness, racism, and social justice in this Huffington Post blog post.