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Public Policy Peer Community 2019 Conference Session Materials

The Public Policy Peer Community session will be highly interactive and an opportunity for those working on public policy, advocacy, and government relations to engage and learn from their PSO peers. A focus of our time together will be spent exploring how we use the principles of equity and inclusion to guide our policy work and how to shift philanthropic culture to recognize the value of public policy and advocacy in achieving our racial equity goals. The session will be hosted by the Public Policy Peer Community co-chairs, Seyron Foo, Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations, Southern California Grantmakers and Meredith Higashi, Director, Public Policy and Advocacy, Philanthropy Northwest.

Speakers: Anthony Simmons, Manager for the Racial Equity Grantmaking Program at ABFE; Lori Villarosa, Executive Director, Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity; and Lauren Bennett, Director of Communications, Funders Together to End Homelessness.