Program and Speakers

Registration, Breakfast,
Warm-up Jam with  Saman Kouretchian + Karen Terrado, The SIX Wellness Studio

Menus in collaboration with That Brown Girl Cooks (learn more)

Book Fair provided by Estelita’s Library (learn more)

Welcome, Introductions and Acknowledgements

Overview of the Day

Summit Co-Chairs:

  • Aiko Bethea, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Trish Millines Dziko, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Technology Access Foundation (TAF)
  • C’Ardiss Gardner Gleser, Program Officer, Satterberg Foundation

Summit Emcees:

  • Jolyn GC, Artist/Global Curator and CEO of Entarupt, Inc
  • Anthony Shoecraft, Special Adviser to the Mayor on Black Male Achievement, City of Seattle, Department of Education and Early Learning

Welcome Team:

  • Jenny A. Durkan, Mayor of Seattle
  • Azura Mizan Tyabji, Washington State Youth Poet Laureate
  • Sarah Walczyk, Executive Director, Satterberg Foundation

Morning Keynote

Cultivating Inclusive Leadership: From Power to Possibility

Kiran Ahuja, CEO, Philanthropy Northwest


Deepening Cross-racial Skills and Conversations

“An Organic Cross-Racial Conversation”

Debby Irving, Racial Justice Educator

Shay Stewart-Bouley, Executive Director, Community Change, Inc

Buffet Lunch

Afternoon Kick-off

Working Together to Change Systems – How may practitioners, policy makers and funders effectively collaborate to accelerate attaining equity in Seattle? What would it take for Seattle to be a model for equity by 2024?

A Conversation with john a. powell, moderated by Rochelle Riley from Detroit Free Press (with pause for break-out to keep interactive)

Plenary Panel Discussion

Regional Challenges: What’s Working, What’s Next

This panel will highlight examples of programs that are working in the region and beyond to advance economic, housing and education justice.

Aiko Bethea, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


  • Trish Millines Dziko, Founder & Executive Director, TAF
  • Mariko Lockhart, Acting Director, Seattle Office for Civil Rights
  • Rahim Rajan, Deputy Director, Postsecondary Success, Gates Foundation
  • Phyllis Turner-Brim, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Starbucks
  • Edgar Villanueva, Vice President of Programs & Advocacy, Schott Foundation

Breakout Sessions (Choose 1 of 3)

Creating Systemic Change

1. Housing Equity: What’s Working Here and in Harlem

Moderator: Michelle Merriweather, President & CEO, Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle


  • Andrea Caupain Sanderson, CEO, Byrd Barr Place
  • Malcolm A. Punter, President & CEO, Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement
  • Greg Davis, Managing Strategist, Rainier Beach Action Coalition
  • Kristin Brown-Patrick, Director of Equity and Training, Mary’s Place
  • Loria Yeadon, CEO & President, Greater Seattle YMCA

2. Economic Equity: Leveling the Playing Field

Moderator: Brian Stout, Independent Strategy & Policy Consultant


  • Vanessa Daniel, Founder & Executive Director, Groundswell Fund
  • Mary Le Nguyen, Executive Director, Washington-CAN (Community Action Network)
  • mark! Lopez, Executive Director, East Yard Communities Environmental Justice
  • Boting Zhang, City of Seattle Economic Development Initiative

3. Education Equity: Access and Opportunity for the Next Generation

ModeratorNikkita Oliver, Support & Advocacy Manager, Creative Justice


  • Daniel Pak, Co-Founder, Totem Star
  • Manuela Arciniegas, Interim Director, Andrus Family Fund
  • Keisha Sopher-Scarlett, Ph.D., Executive Director, Organizational Development & Equity-Seattle Public Schools
  • Lindsay Hill, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Raikes Foundation

Stretch Break with the SIX Wellness Studio

Facilitated Collaboration Roundtables on Economic Mobility, Education, Housing

Housing Equity Roundtable Facilitators:
Mares Asfaha
, Program Manager, Philanthropy Northwest
Caroline Miceli
, Program Officer, Satterberg Foundation

Economic Equity Roundtable Facilitators:
Juliet Le
, Program Associate, Satterberg Foundation
Camren McMath
, Operations Manager, Satterberg Foundation

Education Equity Roundtable Facilitators:
Lindsey Chen
, Grants Database Manager, Satterberg Foundation
Brian Zongolowicz
, Program Officer, Satterberg Foundation

Closing Remarks, Take Aways, Next Steps

Aleca Gleser, Founder, Rap for Change Org

Nikkita Oliver, Support & Advocacy Manager, Creative Justice

Summit Co-Chairs

Networking Reception

Bites and Drinks provided by That Brown Girl Cooks