HEFN marks its 20th anniversary as the nation is on the verge of the 2020s, with demographics shifting, an upcoming election, the climate changing, and majorities mobilizing. It’s a pivotal time to harvest the hard-won lessons of the past two decades and to build on new waves of local problem-solving. It’s time to chart what’s needed to transform communities and our philanthropy into powerhouses of environmental health and justice progress over the next decade.
Fresno, California, is a rural/urban region with serious environmental, health, and social stresses, but rich in resourceful organizing. The annual meeting will showcase dynamic community collaboration in the San Joaquin Valley and elsewhere, as well as policy innovations in a state that’s a national laboratory of change. The program will explore transformations in philanthropic practices that can fuel transformative action, across concerns with climate, energy, water, air, toxics, food, farming, transportation, housing, land use, immigration, rural/urban organizing, and civic engagement. Learn more.