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Equitable Development Symposium Update!

Together with The George Washington University, ONE DC invites you to attend the inaugural equitable development symposium, Is Equitable Development Possible in the 21st Century? Prospects and Possibilities for Washington DC. This symposium will provide the opportunity for you to actively engage in debate and discussion with organizers, public officials and other DC residents on the prospects for equitable development.  This symposium, which we expect to become an annual event, is intended to emphasize the need for equitable development across the nation in general and within the DC region in particular.

Is Equitable Development Possible in the 21st Century? Prospects and Possibilities for Washington DC Agenda:

8:30 - 9:15 - Opening Reception/Continental Breakfast

9:15 - 9:30 - Short Documentary: There Goes The Neighborhood, a film produced by Al Jazeera English.

9:30 - 10:00 - Keynote Speaker: Angela Glover Blackwell - Founder and Chief Executive Officer of PolicyLink

10:15 - 11:15 - National Panel Moderator: Gregory D. Squires - Professor of Sociology, and Public Policy and Public Administration at the George Washington University


  • Amanda Huron - Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences at the University of the District of Columbia
  • Rosemary Ndubuizu - Local Organizer at ONE DC and Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Women and Gender Studies at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Greg LeRoy - Executive Director, Good Jobs First
  • Jessica Gordon Nembhard - Associate Professor of Community Justice and Social Economic Development at John Jay College of the City University of New York
  • Marisela B. Gomez, Director and Founder of Social Health Concepts and Practice

11:15 - 12:15 - Local Panel on Equitable Development in the DC Region

Panel Moderator: Linda Leaks, Executive Director and Founder of Justice Advocacy Alliance (JAAA)


  • Sabiyha Prince - Research Analyst at the Anacostia Museum (AM) Smithsonian Institution
  • Ed Lazere - Executive Director and Vice President at DC Fiscal Policy Institute (DCFPI)
  • Derek S. Hyra - Associate Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at Virginia Tech
  • K. Nyerere Ture - Executive Director and Founder of Teaching, Urban Research and Engagement (TURE) and Doctoral Candidate, Department of Anthropology at American University, Washington, DC
  • Parisa Norouzi - Executive Director and Co-Founder of Empower DC

12:30 -1:00 - ONE DC's People's Platform

1:05-1:35 - Closing Remarks and Reception

Reserve your seat - RSVP here.


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