Foundation Delegation to the World Conference on Remedies to Racial and Ethnic Economic Inequality

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 to Sunday, September 30, 2018
Held in Vitória, Brazil

Delegation Mission: There is widening consciousness about the social costs of inequality, which affects all quality of life outcomes. This delegation is being convened to help foundation leaders identify new strategies to eliminate racial and ethnic economic inequality through their grantmaking. Delegates will have access to the world’s foremost experts from academia, government, think tanks and NGO’s, and will participate in broad and deliberate discussions to create equitable change.

The 5th World Conference on Remedies to Racial and Ethnic Economic Inequality is convened by The Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice in partnership with Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo in Vitória, Brazil.

Learn more about the trip in this recent MCF webinar

Program Content: We are developing a robust program with activities designed to introduce the delegation to new ways of reducing racial and ethnic inequality, balanced with time for the delegates to develop tangible strategies for action upon return to the United States. Proposed sessions include information on some of the following issues:

  • Long-term consequences of inequality on health outcomes and opportunities available through alternative health care delivery systems.
  • Analysis of a variety of policy interventions intended to reduce racial and ethnic inequality.
  • Strategies for utilizing contracting and procurement rules as a means of closing economic gaps.
  • Universal basic income, baby bonds, and guaranteed minimum income as a models for reducing economic inequality.

Dates: September 25th to 30th, 2018

Location: The conference will take place in the lovely port city of Vitória, Brazil. Located on an island separated from the mainland by the Rio (River) Santa Maria, the city was founded in 1551. The city has a wide variety of cultural experiences and natural beauty, as it is surrounded by beaches and other smaller islands. Delegates can reach Vitória’s airport through Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo.

Program Participants: The delegation will include approximately 20 foundation leaders and program staff from all over the United States, with a significant part of the delegation coming from Minnesota’s philanthropic community.  

Cost:  $2,500 per person. This includes a private room at a 5-star beachfront hotel, a formal welcome and closing dinner, conference registration fees, and breakfast and lunch each day. Flight to Brazil  and transportation to and from the airport is not included.

Note: There is an additional fee of $750 to bring a spouse or partner to attend the conference, if you are sharing a room.

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