Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
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The Green Room
401 Van Ness Avenue
Second Floor
San Francisco War Memorial Performing Arts Center
San Francisco, CA 94102

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Beyond Impact II Convening 

Beyond Impact II: The Importance of 501(c)(4) Funding in Dismantling Mass Incarceration 

We are excited to welcome you on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 to the second annual Beyond Impact II: The Importance of 501(c)(4) Funding in Dismantling Mass Incarceration.

July 12, 2017 Agenda

8:30-9:00:      Registration & Breakfast

9:00-10:00:    Welcome & Keynote

                     Tides, The Advocacy Fund

                     Betsy Fairbanks, Fund for Nonviolence (Moderator)

                     Chloe Cockburn, Open Philanthropy

                     James Rucker, Springboard Partners

                     Lenore Anderson, Alliance for Safety & Justice; Californians for Safety & Justice;

                     Alliance for Safety & Justice Action Fund

10:00-11:00:  Inspiration from the Sunshine State

                     Romilda Justilien, Tides, The Advocacy Fund (Moderator)

                          Desmond Meade, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition

                          umi selah, Dream Defenders

                          Robert Rooks, Alliance for Safety & Justice


11:10-12:10:      The Power of Prosecutors

                          Ana Zamora, ACLU Northern CA (Moderator)

                          Vonya Quarles, Starting Over, Inc.

                          Arisha Hatch, Color of Change

                          Whitney Tymas, Justice & Public Safety PAC

                          Andy Wong, PowerPAC

                          Taylor Pendergrass, ACLU Smart Justice Campaign


12:10-1:10:        Lunch


1:10-1:20:          Using Science to Help End Mass Incarceration

                          Daniel Gonzales, Analyst Institute


1:20-2:20:          Ending Poverty Jailing

                          Scott Roberts, Color of Change (Moderator)

                          Gina Clayton, Essie Justice Group

                          Alex Johnson, Californians for Safety & Justice

                          Emily Harris, Ella Baker Center

                          Anne Irwin, Smart Justice California, JK Irwin Foundation

                          Alec Karakatsanis, Civil Rights Corps


2:20-3:20:          501c4 Training for Funders & Advocates

                          Holly Schadler, Esq., Trister, Ross, Schadler & Gold

                          Staff from The Advocacy Fund


3:30-5:00:          Building Black Polictical Power

                          Lateefah Simon, Akonadi Fondation (Moderator)

                          Taina Vargas-Edmond, Initiate Justice

                          Jessica Byrd, Three Point Strategies, Movement for Black Lives Action Fund

                          Alicia Garza, Black Futures Lab, National Domestic Workers Alliance

                          Nicole Boucher, California Donor Table


5:00-6:00:          Reception

                          Entertaiment by Grammy Award wiinning pianist: Sundra Manning


The Power of Prosecutors

Prosecutors are a powerful adversary with a powerful infrastructure. During this session, we’ll discuss the opportunities we have in 2017 and 2018 to engage with elected District Attorneys, and support local and statewide infrastructures that are creating accountability structures and building power in local communities.

Ending Poverty Jailing

According to Color of Change’s and ACLU’s bail industry report, around 450,000 people— approximately 70 percent of all people in jail—sit in jails across the United States though they remain innocent in the eyes of the law, simply because they cannot afford to pay bail. Hear directly from some of the advocates working on ending poverty jailing while building community power through powerful actions like the National Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Bail Outs.

501(c)(4) Training Sessions for Funders and Advocates

Are you a funder who’d like to step up their c4 funding game, but have questions about how? Are you an advocate who wants to engage in c4 work, but have questions about how? During this interactive session with a leading c4 attorney, as well as staff from Tides Advocacy (the 501c4 of Tides), get all of your questions answered.

Inspiration from the Sunshine State

This candid conversation will feature three inspirational movement leaders working in Florida to build power from the ground up to change policy, end youth incarceration, restore voting rights, and create second chances for the formerly incarcerated.

Building Black Political Power

Both established as well as new, black-led 501c4s are building black political power. Learn about some of their 2018 electoral strategies and the resources they need to advance this critical work.


We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.  Please contact us with any questions or if you need anymore information.