Notes from the Opportunity and Equity Statewide Convening

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Tue, 2013-01-22 14:57

The Opportunity & Equity Statewide Convening touched on a wide range of tools for Prosperity through interactive breakout sessions and thought-provoking large group discussion about messaging, framing and changing the conversation on economic opportunity. The convening highlighted proven, innovative poverty-reduction and opportunity creating models and tools. Resources are included:

Morning Plenary: Changing The Conversation on Equal Opportunity-- Maya Wiley, Center for Social Inclusion

Morning Plenary: Challenging the Dominant Frames--Anika Fassia, Public Works

Keynote: Pivoting From Defense to Offense Using Limited Resources to Make Big Changes-- Erik Stegman, Center for American Progress

Keynote: Michigan Fact Sheet

1. Advocacy 101:Role of Government Officials--Dessa Cosma-King, Center for Progressive Leadership

    Advocacy 101: Advocacy Strategy Chart--Dessa Cosma-King, Center for Progressive Leadership

2. Asset Building: Helping Working Families Achieve Prosperity --Ross Yednock, Community and Economic Development Association of Michigan

3. Promoting Equity and Opportunity in Education --Sarah Lenhoff, Education Trust Midwest

4. Race and the Role of Government: Building Public Solutions --Anika Fassia, Public Works

5. Restoring the EITC in Michigan -- Yannet Lathrop, Michigan League for Public Policy

6. Restoring the EITC in Michigan: Fact Sheet

7. Talking About The Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit--Judy Putnam, Michigan League for Public Policy

7. Social Media is a Telephone --Jacob Rayford, RepYourCity.com

8. Storytelling for Policy Change --Dessa Cosma-King, Center for Progressive Leadership