Welcome to the 2020 All-America City Awards Virtual Platform

Virtual Event Agenda
All-America Cities, August 17-19, 2020

As part of our partnership with this year's Co-Title Sponsor, Well Being Trust, we are collaborating with the WIN Network and WE in the World to offer specialty tracks on equity and youth leadership.

Indicates sessions being hosted by The Well Being In the Nation (WIN) Network, a growing strategic network of organizations and communities coming together to advance intergenerational well-being and equity.
Indicates sessions being hosted by WE in the World, a diverse team of change agents who are passionate about igniting transformation for well-being and equity in the world.

 

Monday, August 17, 2020

*All Times are Mountain Time

All Day: Throughout the day, attendees are encouraged to explore content within the event platform. Attendees will find: Sponsor booths, community’s civic action fair booths, cultural entertainment performances, pre-recorded sessions, speeches and more.

TimeDescriptionJoin Us
9:00am – 10:25amBlock 1 of finalist presentationsWatch
Roanoke, VA @9:15am; Rochester, NY @9:40am; and Miami Lakes, FL @10:05am
9:00am – 1:00pm Youth Leadership Academy: Leading from WithinJoin here.
This involves one’s inner journey as a leader, including the story of a personal journey considering the current health pandemic, the new wave of police brutality, and issues of racism and systemic inequity.
10:45am – 12:20pmBlock 2 of finalist presentationsWatch
Muncie, IN @10:45am; Miami Gardens @11:10am, FL; Portsmouth, OH @11:35am; and Sumter, SC @12:00pm
12:30pm – 1:30pmLunch on Your Own
1:30pm – 3:00pmWell-Being Roundtable Learning ExchangeJoin here.
Attendees will join breakout rooms to discuss their community’s work around the the 7 vital conditions of community well-being: Thriving Natural World, Basic Needs, Humane Housing, Meaningful Work and Wealth, Lifelong Learning, Reliable Transportation, Belonging and Civic Muscle.
1:30pm – 3:00pmTake Action on Racial Justice: Leading from WithinJoin here
Attendees are invited to go on a racial equity journey using the WIN Framework for Change. This four-part series begins with Leading from Within - examining our own stories, our own history and our community’s history and legacy of colonialism and racism. This session will invite those who are ready to explore where they are and deepen into conversation to develop some skills in exploring their own journey in addressing racial justice.
3:15pm – 4:15pmAll-America City Awards Opening CeremonyJoin here.
Attendees will be welcomed to the virtual event by League President, Doug Linkhart and Board Chair, Valerie Lemmie. Keynote speaker, Rev. Alvin Herring, Executive Director of Faith in Action.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

*All Times are Mountain Time

All Day: Throughout the day, attendees are encouraged to explore content within the event platform. Attendees will find: Sponsor booths, community’s civic action fair booths, cultural entertainment performances, pre-recorded sessions, speeches and more.

TimeDescriptionJoin
9:00am – 10:35amBlock 3 of finalist presentationsWatch
Pitt County, NC @9:00am; Danville, VA @9:25am; Douglasville, GA @9:50am; and Logansport, IN @10:15am
9:00am – 10:25am Youth Leadership Academy: Leading Together Part IJoin here.
This session focuses on building relationships and building brave spaces for transformation. These skills are grounded in the perception of the community as a dynamic network of interacting people, organizations, structures, and systems that are related to a place.
10:15am – 11:45amTake Action on Racial Justice: Leading TogetherJoin here
This session, the second of a racial equity journey series, will focus on Leading Together - developing relationships and creating the context for brave spaces, developing common language and analogies, and exploring your common history as a community together. This session will invite those who are ready to lead together to build skills to hold dialogue around race, racism and equity. You do not need to have attended previous sessions to attend this one.
10:55am – 12:30pmBlock 4 of finalist presentationsWatch
El Paso, TX @10:55am; Flex spot @11:20am; Hopkinsville, KY @11:45am; and Rancho Cucamonga, CA @12:10pm
12:30pm – 1:00pmLunch on Your Own
1:00pm – 3:00pm Youth Leadership Academy: Leading Together Part IIJoin here.
This session focuses on building relationships and building brave spaces for transformation. These skills are grounded in the perception of the community as a dynamic network of interacting people, organizations, structures, and systems that are related to a place.
1:30pm – 3:00pmLessons on Resilience and Equity from the COVID-19 EpidemicJoin here.
City officials discuss their pandemic response with a particular focus on how their civic capital and focus on equity mitigated the racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities of the outbreak.
Derek Okubo, Executive Director of the Agency for Human Rights and Community Partnerships for the City and County of Denver; David M. Rubedor Director of Neighborhood Community Relations for the City of Minneapolis; and Stacy Schweikhart, Director of Strategy and Engagement for the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission.
3:15pm – 4:45pmInfusing Racial Equity into Your Community: Practical Steps ForwardJoin here.
Participants will learn why addressing equity is a governmental imperative and learn how to apply an “equity lens” to city services. Additionally, participants will be given the tools to recognize and mitigate institutional racism.
Dante James, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, The Gemini Group, LLC; Kevin Modica, former assistant chief for the Portland Police Bureau; and Joni Pattillo, Retired City Manager at City of Dublin.
3:15pm – 4:45pmTake Action on Racial Justice: Leading for Equitable Outcomes
Join here
The third session of a racial equity journey series invites those who are ready to lead together for equitable outcomes to explore tools and processes for co-design, co-implementation and co-evaluation of outcomes. This session will introduce people to the Well-Being In the Nation (WIN) measures and how these can be used to support communities to create equitable improvement.
5:00pm – 6:00pmAward Announcements and Keynote AddressJoin here.
The National Civic League will announce the winners of this year’s
Robert Wood Johnson Health Equity Award and the 2020 Hall of Fame Award.
Keynote speaker, Bechara Choucair, MD, Senior Vice President
and Chief Health Officer for Kaiser Foundation.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

*All Times are Mountain Time

All Day: Throughout the day, attendees are encouraged to explore content within the event platform. Attendees will find: Sponsor booths, community’s civic action fair booths, cultural entertainment performances, pre-recorded sessions, speeches and more.

TimeDescriptionJoin
9:00am – 10:35amBlock 5 of finalist presentationsWatch
Mason City, IA @9:00am; Franklin, TN @9:25am; Flex Spot @9:50am; and Pitt County, NC @10:15am
9:00am – 12:00pm Youth Leadership Academy: Leading for Equitable Outcomes Part IJoin here.
This session will focus on how to lead for sustainable and equitable outcomes. These skills will support youth in applying design skills to co-create a theory of change that supports all, including those that are not thriving, in an organized and achievable way.
10:55am – 12:05pmBlock 6 of finalist presentationsWatch
Algoma, WI @10:55am; Harlingen, TX @11:20am; and Flex Spot @11:45am
12:15pm – 1:15pmTaking Action to Advance Inter-Generational Equity in CommunitiesJoin here
This session will introduce you to the WIN Theory of Change and the WIN approach to shift relationships, narrative, measurement and policies to achieve system change over generations.
Lunch on Your Own
1:30pm – 3:30pmAAC Festival of Ideas: Peer discussion of community projects.Join here.
Group 1: El Paso, TX; Rochester, NY; Pitt County, NC; Rancho Cucamonga, CA; and Miami Gardens, FL
Group 2: ; Roanoke, VA; Franklin, TN; Muncie, IN; and Harlingen, TX
Group 3: Danville, VA; Sumter, SC; Douglasville, GA; Hopkinsville, KY; and Miami Lakes, FL
Group 4: Mason City, IA; Portsmouth, OH; Logansport, IN; and Algoma, WI
1:30pm – 3:30pm Youth Leadership Academy: Leading for Equitable Outcomes Part IIJoin here.
This session will focus on how to lead for sustainable and equitable outcomes. These skills will support youth in applying design skills to co-create a theory of change that supports all, including those that are not thriving, in an organized and achievable way.
3:45pm – 4:45pmTake Action on Racial Justice: Leading for Policy and System ChangeJoin here
The fourth session of a racial equity journey series will discuss opportunities to dismantle systemic racism and build new systems for racial equity and justice, drawing on the policy platforms of organizations led by people with lived experience. Participants will be introduced to the WIN resource guide for policy and systems change.
5:30pm – 7:00pmAwards CeremonyJoin here.
The moment we’ve all been waiting for, the announcement
of the 2020 All-America City Awards! Keynote speaker, Tyler Norris, Chief Executive of Well Being Trust.
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