The BEC Second Annul Symposium was everything and so much more. There's nothing like a room full of CBOs and funders sharing ideas, fellowshiping and learning from one another.
“Funders put the pressure (on BLOs) of being in multi-racial spaces without the space to show up as ourselves.” - Kaci Patterson dropped gems during the opening panel discussion at our 2nd Annual Equity & Justice Symposium.
The Symposium (and the Black Equity Collective in general!) provides Black-led and Black-empowering organizations in Southern California with a unique space to unapologetically show up as their authentic selves and speak their truths.