Video/Audio: Advancing Regional Equity  --  2005 Conference Recordings


2:45 to 4:15 pm:

Monday, May 23, 2005
Workshop Series Two
Trends in the Field 

Crossing Borders: Immigrants, Communities
and Regional Development

Recognizing the vibrancy and energy that immigrants bring to regions paves the way for a discussion of the various challenges and opportunities when engaging diverse communities in regional equity efforts. Speakers representing philanthropy and community development, discussed how these demographic changes affect the regions and communities in which they work. Participants learned about promising practices to promote social and economic inclusion.


  • Julie Kohler, Program Officer, National Venture Fund, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation


  • Miguel Garcia, Acting Deputy Director, Community and Resource Development Unit, Ford Foundation
  • Lisa Hasegawa, Executive Director, National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development
  • Hussein M. Samatar, Executive Director, African Development Center


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