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The Color of Change: Inter-ethnic Organizing and Leadership for the 21st Century

Building Movement Project Director, Frances Kunreuther and Project Team member Robby Rodriguez were among the 50 participants at the The Color of Change: Inter-ethnic Organizing and Leadership for the 21st Century, hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The meeting was organized by Professor Manuel Pastor to discuss his paper on youth organizing among communities of color as a vehicle for civic engagement and academic success. Also present were many of Building Movement’s partners (such as Community Coalition for Substance Abuse Treatment, Southern Echo, Movement Strategy Center, Center for Community Change, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol, among others), taking part in the daylong discussions of the intersection of race and age.  A final paper by Manuel and his team at the University of Southern California’s Program for Environmental and Regional Equity will be released in the coming months.

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