purpose:

The primary purpose of the Summit is to discuss race in a comprehensive, collaborative, and compassionate manner designed to build the Beloved Community in West Virginia.

The 2020 Summit on Race Matters in West Virginia is a reboot of a similar event held in 2014. The majority of members of the 2020 Summit Planning Committee also planned the 2014 event, which was supported financially by The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF) and other partners. For the 2020 event, the Summit Planning Committee recommended all featured speakers and panelists. While the Summit seeks to represent various viewpoints, financial constraints and the necessity for virtual delivery have limited the number of viewpoints able to be discussed. All Summit discussions are guided by questions submitted by community members upon registration. The views expressed by Summit speakers and panelists do not necessarily represent the views of TGKVF’s Board of Trustees, donors, or staff. By hosting the Summit, the Foundation is operating in its role as a community convener and facilitating conversations–as it often does–on a variety of topics.

Schedule

Desired outcomes

Strengthen

Strengthen the skills of individual agents of change working to build communities that serve everyone.

Serve

Serve as an incubator for increased collaborative leadership in building these communities.

Raise

Raise awareness of the systemic inequalities faced by Black West Virginians.

Develop

Develop an agenda of thoughtful and visionary policies and practices that empower Black West Virginians.

Why convene a Summit on Race Matters?

While all West Virginians are integral to moving the state forward, Black West Virginians face systemic barriers that impede their full participation in this important work. These barriers need to be addressed in a meaningful, sustainable, and transformational way so that all West Virginians can participate in the West Virginia Renaissance.

2020 Speakers

2020 Agenda

August 6, 2020
4-6:30pm

Understanding Racism

September 10, 2020
4-6:30pm

Criminal Justice

September 21, 2020
4-6:30pm

Civic Engagement

Keynote

Angela Davis

October 1, 2020
4-6:30pm

Health

Keynote

Camara Jones

November 5, 2020
4-6:30pm

Education & Employment

Keynote

Michael Eric Dyson

Thursday, January 14, 2021 4pm

Housing & Wealth

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Partnership Opportunities

Partnership Opportunities

Financial Supporters

Partner – $10,000
Advocate – $5,000
Friend – $1,000

Send checks to

TGKVF
Re: SORM Fund
PO BOX 3041
Charleston, WV 25331

Promotion Partners

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PARTNERS

PARTNERS

Advocates

Friends

Approach

Planning
Group

Planning
Group

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

Partnership of African American Churches

West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy

American Friends Service Committee

Facilitators

Facilitators

PLANNING COMMITTEE

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