This April Barbara Lee and Boots Riley Headline Greenlining Summit


Event Marks Official Farewell for Longtime Greenlining Institute President Orson Aguilar

The Greenlining Institute’s 26th annual Economic Summit in Oakland, “Reclaiming Our Time,” will feature a stellar lineup, including U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee, acclaimed rapper, activist, producer, screenwriter and film director Boots Riley, She the People founder Aimee Alison, Dream Corps President Vien Truong, and many others exploring how to move America toward true justice and equity.

Each year Greenlining brings together powerful voices for change—grassroots community leaders, nationally known advocates, artists, elected officials and more—for a unique event that focuses like a laser on how to build a more equitable, just society.

Scheduled for April 26, the one-of-a-kind event where innovation, art and activism align. With a theme inspired by Rep. Maxine Waters’ iconic 2017 “reclaiming my time” moment, this year’s Economic Summit will highlight the leaders — especially here in California — who refuse to stay silent in the face of injustice.

Founded in 1993, The Greenlining Institute envisions a nation where communities of color thrive and race is never a barrier to economic opportunity. See Greenlining’s Economic Summit web page for detailed information on the day’s program, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Registration fees range $25-$200 are available on their web site at


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