bigBANG! 2020 Equity in Action: The Next 100 Years!
October 28 @ 11:00 am - October 31 @ 12:00 pm
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. Wealth disparities, infrastructure gaps, profound differences in health and educational outcomes, and radically different treatment by the justice system all point to systems that serve some groups and exclude others. Centuries of history show that white men have crafted our systems to serve the prosperity of white people while excluding 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.
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
City of Dallas
Texas Women’s Foundation
The Dallas Foundation
The Texas Tribune
IF/THEN, an initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies
Dodee Frost Crockett, Merrill Lynch
The Kleinert Foundation
Wright Connatser PLLC
PAUL QUINN STUDENT SPONSORS
Sara and Gary Ahr
Something Good Consulting Group
Devinne Kelly/ FEG Investment Advisors
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