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April 5, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


On Saturday, April 5th come join with others to deepen our understanding about economic injustice in California.

What We Can Do


The Summit will include opportunities to:

  • Watch Inequality for All, the film narrated by former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich about the widening income inequality in the United States. This film won the Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival.
  • Be inspired by and learn from expert speakers
  • Explore poverty in the Bay Area, both in cities and the hidden poverty in the suburbs.
  • Reflect on the important role faith communities can play in the struggle for economic justice for all.
  • Join in small group discussion with others.


suburban poverty logoChris Schildt has worked on questions of suburban poverty and the social safety net in Contra Costa County for the last several years. From 2007 to 2010, she worked in east Contra Costa County on building the capacity of local community-based organizations, including churches and health clinics, in order to work on social issues confronting low-income communities and communities of color. She has researched the growth of poverty in east Contra Costa County, worked with staff at the Brookings Institution on the groundbreaking book, Confronting Suburban Poverty which documents national trends around the suburbanization of poverty and features a case study on east Contra Costa County. She has also authored several papers and articles in local publications. Ms. Schildt is currently a Program Associate at Policy Link.

california food poverty advocatesAlexis Fernández is Director of Legislation and Legislation and Communications Team Lead at California Food Policy Advocates. Alexis’ work focuses on developing and implementing policies aimed at improving CalFresh access and participation through state and county-level initiatives. In addition, Alexis leads CFPA’s legislative and communication efforts.


restaurant workers union logoRhina Ramos is the Co-Coordinator of ROC the Bay, the local affiliate of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United, a national restaurant workers’ organization with more than 13,000 restaurant worker members in 32 cities nationwide. Rhina was born in El Salvador, and arrived in the US at age 14 in 1983. She’s a lawyer, a community organizer, and a trainer, who’s worked tirelessly raising awareness and advocating for education equity, domestic violence, labor rights and international solidarity.

Join Us for this Important Summit

April 5, 10:00am to 3:00pm (check-in begins at 9:30)
Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church
55 Eckley Drive, Walnut Creek

A donation of $20.00 is requested. No one turned away.

PLEASE NOTE! This is a Brown Bag lunch event. Please bring your lunch. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided.


CO-SPONSORED BY: Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California, the League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley, Economic Justice Task Force of the Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church and the Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center



April 5, 2014
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


MDUUC Bortin Hall
55 Eckley Lane
Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States
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