Moving Beyond the Moment: Pathways Towards Economic Justice

On November 8, 2023, Bay Area AFN hosted its conference, Beyond the Moment: Pathways towards Economic Justice, where over 140 philanthropy and nonprofit leaders gathered to learn together how funders, policy makers, advocates and practitioners can be a part of the movement for economic justice. The dynamic sessions highlighted intersectional issues around economic justice and how we can collectively move towards a more just future in which all Californians can thrive. Please see the complete agenda for details about plenary, breakout sessions and speakers and view the speaker bios.


8:30am – 9:00am Breakfast and Registration

9:00am – 10:00am Morning Plenary: Unlocking Philanthropy to Authentically Drive Economic Justice

10:15am – 11:30am Breakout Sessions I

  • Nonprofit Jobs Can and Should be Pathways to the Middle Class (but too often aren”t)
  • Black-led Solutions for Health, Housing and Asset Building
  • Building Inclusive Economies for Latino Immigrant Communities
  • Advancing Racial Equity Through Native-Owned and Led Financial Institutions

11:30am – 12:15pm Lunch

12:15pm – 1:00pm Lunch Plenary: Brandi Howard and Nwamaka Agbo in Conversation

1:15pm – 2:30pm Breakout Sessions II

Home Care When the Rent’s Due: A Black-Centered Care Campaign for ALL Californians
Innovative Funding Strategies to Uplift Worker Voice and Equity
Responsive Philanthropy: Lessons from the Bay Area Worker Rights Learning Cohort
Getting to Zero: Repairing Financial Harm in Communities of Color with No-interest, No-fee, No-collateral Lending

2:45pm – 4:00pm Breakout Sessions III

Leveraging the Community Economic Resilience Fund to Build a Just, Sustainable, Worker-Centered Economy
ReWork Philanthropy: From Power Over to Power With
Making Climate Investments Towards a Just Future: Findings from An Equity Analysis of the California Climate Investments (CCI)

4:00pm Conference Ends


The 2023 conference was co-hosted by:
Thank you to our sponsors:


Silicon Valley Community Foundation



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