Convening Agenda

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November 18-20:
Pre-Convening Learning Opportunities


November 18-20 Mississippi Delta Learning Tour (begins Monday, 11/18 and returns to Jackson on Wednesday, 11/20 at 11:30 a.m.
November 19 Social Justice Pre-Convening Institute
All Day Explore Jackson (Dinner on your own)

Wednesday, November 20:
NFG Convening Activities | Mississippi Arts Center and Mississippi Museum of Art

All Day Registration (Jackson International Airport, Jackson Marriott Hotel and On-Site)
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Civil Rights History Learning Tour (Dr. Daphne Chamberlain, Immediate Past Director of the COFO Civil Rights Educational Center)

12:00 p.m. Mississippi Delta Learning Tour Returns
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Convening Lunch Buffet (featuring fare from Cafe Ole, Taste of the Island and Aladdin Mediterranean Grill) Lunch will be available until 2:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

NFG Convening Launch by Board Co-Chairs and NFG President Dennis Quirin
Welcome to Jackson by Mayor Chokwe Lumumba

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Concurrent Program Sessions One

Grantmakers for Southern Progress (GSP): Progress in Spite of Polarization
Working Group on Housing Justice and Community Transformation (HJCT): Organizing Models for the Foreclosure Crisis
Working Group on Labor and Community Partnerships (LCP): The Future of Work is Already Here: How Growing Income Inequality and New Paradigms in Work are Driving New Models of Worker Organizing (Working Title)

Additional Workshop: Labor and Philanthropic Alignment and Collaboration for Civic Engagement Infrastructure

4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Break
4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Opening Plenary: Voting Rights, Southern Progress, and Our National Future: Implications for Communities and Philanthropy (Co-sponsored by Grantmakers for Southern Progress and the Funders Committee for Civic Participation)
6:00 p.m. Buffet Dinner
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. NFG Strategy Dialogue and NFG Award for Excellence in Community Leadership
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Music and Cocktails (Buses will be available for transportation back to the Jackson Marriott beginning at 8:00 p.m.)

Thursday, November 21: NFG Convening Activities
Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Concurrent Program Sessions Two

GSP: As the South Goes: Linking National and Regional Funders to Advance Southern and Therefore National Progress
HJCT & PBCC: Midtown Learning Tour - Transforming Blighted Spaces into Vibrant Places: Resident Led Strategies for Community Renewal
LCP: Build the Ladder AND Raise the Floor: Reframing Workforce Development for the New Economy (Working Title)
Additional Workshops: Inside Outside Strategies

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Concurrent Program Sessions Three
  GSP: ACA Implementation in the South: Getting to Where We Need to Go
HJCT & PBCC: Midtown Learning Tour - Transforming Blighted Spaces into Vibrant Places: Resident Led Strategies for Community Renewal (continued)
LCP: Curious About Unions?: Demystifying Unions and Why They Should Matter to PhilanthropyMatter in the New Economy (Working Title)
PRE (Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity): Implicit Bias
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Lunch & Plenary: Shared Fate: Immigration, Changing Demographics & Economic Justice (Co-sponsored by the NFG Working Group on Labor and Community Partnerships)
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Neighborhood Funders Group 101/Intro to Member-Led Programming
2:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Working Group Thought Leadership Meetings

GSP: Leadership Meeting
HJCT: Organizing to Win: Understanding Shifting National, Regional, and State Housing Organizing Strategies and Policy Priorities
Open Conversation on the Working Group's Theory of Change and Programming for 2014
Additional Workshop: Bringing a Gender Analysis to Labor, the Economy, and Economic Justice

3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Civil Rights Learning Tour with Dr. Daphne Chamberlain (Repeat)
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner & Plenary: The Evolving Role of Young People in Movements for Justice (Co-sponsored by the Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing)
7:30 p.m. Break/Shuttle Back to Jackson Marriott/Open Bar
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Evening Performances

Say My Name, Say My Name: Stories of LGBTQ Youth from New Orleans
A collaboration between Ping Chong + Company and BreakOUT!
Sponsored by Arcus Foundation and Grantmakers for Southern Progress
Local Music and Drinks


Friday, November 22
NFG Convening Activities

8:00 a.m. Check-out of Hotel/Travel to Convening Site
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Strategy Circles: Emergent and Planned Meetings
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Concurrent Program Sessions Four
  HJCT: Democratizing Development: Community-led Responses to Displacement and Neighborhood Revitalization
LCP: Labor’s Wake Up Call: Critical Strategies to Address the Black Jobs(Working Title)

PBCC: Creating Thriving Neighborhoods through Community/Funder Partnerships: Effectiveness and Challenges of Place-Based Grantmaking Initiatives
Additional Workshop: Education as a Civil Right
12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Break
12:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Lunch & Plenary: A Practice-Based Dialogue on Lessons Learned from Place-Based Comprehensive Community Change Initiatives: Where Do We Go From Here?

(Co-sponsored by the NFG Working Group on Place-Based Community Change, Grassroots Grantmakers, and Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities)

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 2013 NFG Convening Adjourns (Buses will provide transportation to JAN)
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. NFG Leadership Meeting (for NFG Board, Working Group co-chairs, and NFG staff)
6:00 p.m. Informal Dinner