Equity Forum 2012


Keynote Speaker:

Angela Blackwell, PolicyLink Founder & CEO

Friday November 30 &
Saturday December 1

150 Mt. Vernon St
(SEIU 1199)
Dorchester MA 02125
*Near JFK/UMass T stop

For conference agenda & breakout groups, refer to the website at http://action4equity.org

People often say that life isn't fair.

But we don't have to accept the status quo.

Massachusetts is one of the best states in America. But even in Massachusetts, we experience inequity in the following ways:

  • Unbearable commutes
  • Inadequate housing stock
  • Bad jobs with unsustainable wages
  • Disparate access to green space
  • Differential tax burdens

and more.

What can we do about the status quo?
What policy changes can we make to address these problems and stabilize our neighborhoods?
Most of all,

How can we plan better communities?

We must understand and address these problems together. Join us this week as policymakers, planners, advocates, and residents from all over the state come together to advance a more sustainable future.

Topics of the 2012 conference include:

  • Good Jobs
  • Transportation Justice
  • Fair & Affordable Housing
  • Health Care Access

Equity Forum participants will receive:

  • Complimentary lunch on Forum Day 1
  • Complimentary breakfast and lunch on Forum Day 2
  • Gift bag with workshop materials
  • Workshops on how to define equity and strategize for advancing equitable development
  • Networking and Q&A sessions with local and national leaders

Register now at http://action4equity.org. Workshops presented by Boston Tenants Coalition, CityLife/VidaUrbana, On the Move, and more.
Equity Forum 2012: Time for Action! is presented in partnership with the Governor's Office, MassUniting, and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council.
Childcare available if requested in advance.
Action for Regional Equity is a coalition of organizations united to address continuing disparities in key areas such as affordable housing, transit investment, and environmental justice. Action works with policy advocates and grassroots groups both in the Boston area and all across Massachusetts. Member organizations include: