Creating a Climate for Equity

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Join TransForm for an evening with Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and CEO of PolicyLink and national leader on social justice and equity. Angela will offer her insights into how California’s cutting-edge climate policies hold the potential to redefine our communities as centers of equity as well as economic and environmental health.

Climate change is real – and California’s greenhouse gas reduction policies offer a real opportunity to tackle not just the climate crisis, but also the equity crisis. Too few people have access to healthy and affordable communities with real transportation choices. But we can leverage policies like cap-and-trade to create a climate for equity where every community has the resources to achieve prosperity, health, and sustainability.

Many thanks to Nelson\Nygaard for sponsoring this event.

About Angela Glover Blackwell

Angela Glover Blackwell is the founder and CEO of PolicyLink, an Oakland-based think tank working to advance economic and social equity in America. A national leader for social justice and equity, Ms. Blackwell seeks to strengthen America by creating stronger low-income communities and communities of color.

Ms. Blackwell was formerly a senior vice president at the Rockefeller Foundation, a partner at the public interest law firm Public Advocates, and the founder of Oakland's Urban Strategies Council. She has appeared on Nightline, PBS’s NOW, and is a frequent commentator on public radio’s Marketplace and The Tavis Smiley Show. In addition to having authored several books - most recently Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America's Future - she has also been featured on the opinion pages of The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Here's a little taste of the inspiration we're expecting on April 16.

About the event

In addition to a thought-provoking conversation with this inspiring speaker, this event will include food, drink, and networking with the TransForm community.

The event will be held at Public Works, a multifaceted event and community space in San Francisco’s Mission District. Public Works is just two blocks from the 16th Street/Mission BART station, four blocks from Muni light rail at Van Ness station, and accessible by Muni lines 9, 14, 22, 33, and 49. Click here for a map of the location.

Questions? Please contact Shannon at or call 510-740-3150 x303.

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