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GARE’s 2019 California Convening!

September 12, 2019 - September 13, 2019


$150 – $450

About this Event

Join this two-day gathering September 12-13, 2019 to learn about, align, and strengthen institutional and sectoral racial equity work across the State of California. The Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) California Convening is an outstanding opportunity and a response to a call for action from jurisdiction leaders statewide that engage in racial equity work with GARE. The movement for racial equity in California government is growing. Since 2016, nearly 50 local governments, regional agencies, and state departments have participated in GARE cohorts and technical assistance, representing 26.2 million of the state’s residents. It is more critical now than ever before that government plays a leadership role in confronting structural racism. In Oakland, we will come together, share ideas, successes, and challenges, address statewide, regional, and national trends, and develop shared goals and strategies for future racial equity work in California. We are excited that this year’s California Convening will include presentations from and intentional and strategic engagement with community working with participating GARE jurisdictions. Your attendance and active participation are essential to building a sustainable and impactful racial equity movement in California.


  • Begin development of a 2020-2021 roadmap for racial equity in California, which can shape GARE support in the movement toward racial equity.
  • Support synergy between local jurisdictions and state agencies to further statewide racial equity work
  • Identify opportunities for regional synergy
  • Provide inspiration from California and national leadership via keynote and workshop presentations
  • Exchange promising practices, network, resolve challenges, and identify opportunities for priority action

You can find the final program by clicking here:  GARE Convening 2019 Oakland Program Book



Who Should Attend

  • Representatives from GARE member jurisdictions based in California
  • Current and recent participants in GARE California Racial Equity Learning Year Cohorts
  • Current and recent participants in GARE California Racial Equity Implementation Year Cohorts
  • Jurisdiction representatives from cities and counties contemplating participation in GARE
  • Interested elected officials from any of the aforementioned categories
  • Community organizations and representatives working with participating jurisdictions

Hotel Accommodations

GARE has identified two official conference hotels. Space is limited. To view room block availability, follow the links below:


September 12, 2019
September 13, 2019
$150 – $450
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Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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