Equity in Action: The Next 100 Years!, the theme of bigBANG! 2020, will explore topics critical to racial, gender, and economic equity in our communities. The evidence of long-standing discrimination in our nation is clear. Disparities in income, wealth, community infrastructure, educational outcomes, health and incarceration rates all point to systems that better serve some groups and exclude others, particularly people of color and women.
In the first half of 2020, the largest civil rights action since the 1960s began against the backdrop of a global pandemic that disproportionately affects communities of color. And in the same year, the U.S.A marks the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment and 100 years of women’s suffrage. bigBANG! 2020 is a rally point for our community, an opportunity to mark the progress that has been made and renew our commitment to the arduous struggle toward equity and justice for all under our nation’s laws.
Building systems that are equitable and just for women and people of color expands prosperity for everyone. The opportunities for human-centered design, innovation, and impact that will take us there are unprecedented. But even as there are growing reasons to hope, we must commit to reform through principles, policies, and practices that liberate rather than repress. bigBANG! 2020 will lift up rightful disruption and its methods to dismantle injustice and intentionally build systems that provide equal opportunity for all people to participate with dignity in the economic life of our society.
Thank You bigBANG! 2020 Sponsors
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
City of Dallas
Texas Women’s Foundation
The Dallas Foundation
The Texas Tribune
Bank of America
Katherine Glaze Lyle in honor of Dallas Bethlehem Center
IF/THEN, an initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies
Dodee Frost Crockett, Merrill Lynch
The Kleinert Foundation
Mary Kay Inc.
Wright Connatser PLLC
Marcia Simpson, Keith Gruenberg and Connor Simpson
Summit Financial Group, Inc.
Diane & Dick Evans
PAUL QUINN STUDENT SPONSORS
Sara and Gary Ahr
Robert and Linda Appel
Jackson Walker LLP
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
Eugene McDermott Scholars Program Alumni Association
Something Good Consulting Group
Devinne Kelly/ FEG Investment Advisors
Anne & Terry Conner
Sherri and Jim Wolfe
Steve Dennis (SageBerry Consulting)
Giles Davidson & Dan Waldmann
Susan & Steve Hoff
Dallas Capital Bank
LN Accounting Advisor, LLC
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As we enter what is traditionally a season of gratitude, we reflect on how the legacy of others is woven into a fabric that not only holds our community together but lifts it up. In this season we are invited to recall what seeds were sown by those who came before, what foundations were constructed for us, and to remember that some obligations are not a burden, but a joy.
Without closing our eyes to the realities of today and within one of the most difficult years, this might still be a season of expanding our focus to a long view and re-centering ourselves on our values. By remembering the legacies of others, we can better direct our own toward justice and flourishing now and tomorrow.
Legacy Responds will center on the decisions of a few in our community who have taken up the mantle of those who came before and adapted to the responsibilities of the present. With personal perspective and the wisdom of lived experience, we will explore how the life, love, struggle, and service of a leader might serve a community for generations.
- Regen Horchow, Community Leader; Chair, Early Matters Dallas; SVP Dallas Partner – Click Here for Bio
- Cheryl “Action” Jackson, Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur – Click Here for Bio
- Julia Sands, Trustee, The Rosewood Foundation – Click Here for Bio
- Tony Fleo, CEO, Social Venture Partners Dallas
In gratitude to our sponsors, Something Good Consulting Group, Wright Connatser PLLC, and FWD>DFW together with The Dallas Morning News.