Future Builders: Leaders Meeting the Moment

As a nation, we have realized that we can no longer tolerate the racial, gender, and social inequities that have shaped our country. Long before today’s unprecedented energy for change, there were leaders who were laying the foundation. Three of those leaders, Ascend Fellows Kwame Anku from the Black Star FundGeorgia Mjartan from South Carolina First Steps, and Sherece Y. West-Scantlebury from the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, were our special guests for this episode of AscendTogether. In conversation with Anne Mosle from Ascend at the Aspen Institute, they share the risks they took, their strategies for pushing change, and their vision for putting equity at the center of investment finance, philanthropy, and state systems for children and families.

This conversation is the fourth episode of the Ascend Together webcast series, which delves into policy solutions for creating more equitable pathways for children and families.

Event Information
Date: September 29, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm  - 2:00 pm ET
Location: Virtual
Host: Ascend at the Aspen Institute
Power of Disrupting Financial Systems: Kwame Anku
2019 Aspen ThinkXChange: Sherece Y. West-Scantlebury
Child Care is Critical to Getting the Economy Moving Again: Georgia Mjartan
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