Stay tuned for details of our annual RE:Conference, which will kick off on November 16 and 17 and continue through mid-December. We expect to open registration after Labor Day.
RE:Conference will be fully virtual this year. We are working hard to plan content that is as interactive and thought provoking as what you expect from RE, and ways to offer you opportunities for networking, skill building, and learning.
We’ll be doing a deep dive into two topics this year, similar to what we’ve done in the last few years with our “practicum” sessions. These in depth explorations will begin on November 16 and 17, and then continue on subsequent days with participants dividing into interest groups for follow up.
The first topic is Economic Justice. In collaboration with national partners – The Institute for Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis, and Asset Funders Network, and with local partners including the NAYA Family Center, we will look at community based and culturally specific approaches to building more vibrant local economies and ecosystems. We will talk about community led decision making, metrics which capture community priorities for development, and new practices that funders and partners can incorporate to better support work for economic justice.
Our second deep dive will be into the newly released Housing Justice Narrative. This research into compelling messages to use to advance housing justice work was done nationally, funded by a consortium of national foundations and coordinated by Race Forward, PolicyLink, and Community Change. It offers concrete guidance on talking about the need for housing justice, and about the role that race plays in housing inequity. The session at RE will be focused on helping advocates learn about the research and fully incorporate its learnings into their work.