Metro Talks is a remote series of public forums to seed and exchange ideas on how the Bay Area can transform for the better. The forums bring together prominent leaders and experts to discuss significant regional issues like housing, community development, climate change, the economy, technology, and transportation.

The Metro Talks Equity Series launched in the summer of 2020 to consider how we go about rebuilding a better Bay Area in the wake of the COVID-19 health and economic crisis, lifting up equity as the core value that illuminates our shared goals as we consider how best to restore our region.

At a time when Bay Area residents continue to shelter-in-place, how can we adapt to the current limitations, and how might we emerge with more inclusive strategies for equitable community engagement during this portal into the digital-first age? Join us for a vital, participatory conversation with panelists with deep expertise on what authentic public participation can look like in the Bay Area:

  • Melissa Jones: Executive Director, Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative
  • Julio Garcia: Senior Program Director, Nuestra Casa (East Palo Alto)
  • Mariana Moore: Director, Ensuring Opportunity Campaign (Contra Costa County)
  • Therese McMillan (moderator): Executive Director, MTC-ABAG

Join us for a 60-minute session, split between a panel discussion and live Q&A with audience members!

July 28th
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Online Event