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Climate Resilience: Fostering Wealth, Health and Sustainability in Communities of Color

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Why should housing professionals and community developers care about climate resiliency? How are communities of color disparately impacted by climate and environmental concerns? In what ways are people of color leading the charge for resilient, healthier and more sustainable communities? And what resources will allow us to build a cleaner, greener, more equitable community development and affordable housing industry? 
These key questions will frame our symposium, “Climate Resilience: Fostering Wealth, Health and Sustainability in Communities of Color,” in Chicago, part of our yearlong theme of Advancing Equity for People of Color. Attendees will learn more about how communities of color have been most impacted by climate concerns – despite often contributing the least to the root causes of these challenges.  
Through inspiring keynotes, solutions-oriented panels of NeighborWorks network and industry leaders, and interactive activities, we’ll answer these questions and explore innovative projects and programs. Our speakers and industry leaders will help us understand how climate resilience impacts all aspects of community development – and explore interventions across each line of business.  
Discussions will take us from financing clean utilities in affordable developments to home electrification; from consumer education to rehab and weatherization; from rooftop and community solar to electric vehicle infrastructure. And we’ll examine how leaders of color have met the moment to build sustainability and resilience in communities of color.  
This symposium is intended for practitioners across the affordable housing and community development field interested in intentional approaches to serving communities of color through climate resilience. The content is designed for all job descriptions and lines of business, but will be particularly impactful for managers, directors and other leaders in positions responsible for designing and refining organizational programming.  
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Climate Resilience Symposium Agenda
Climate Resilience: Fostering Wealth, Health and Sustainability in Communities of Color Speakers
Donnel Baird-BlocPower Presentation
Support materials for the Donnel Baird-BlocPower Presentation
Alvaro Sanchez- Greenlining Presentation
Support materials for the Alvaro Sanchez Greenlining Presentation
Climate Mitigation: A Toolkit for Community Developers
This toolkit provides resources to support your climate resilience efforts.