As California and the world are changing, this symposium brings together California state legislators to share their visions of the future of California and the policies to achieve that future. California's large and diverse population needs education, health, housing, and secure jobs in a changing economy. California is a leader in protecting this beautiful planet that we call home, but we still have work to do in protecting the environment and planning our housing and transportation to meet the local, state, national, and global needs. While California exerts power in the national and global arenas, power is unevenly distributed, and we have to work for a more equitable future.

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Marisa Lagos, Correspondent for KQED’s California Politics and Government Desk and co-host of “Political Breakdown”

California State Senator Steven Bradford; California State Senator Anna Caballero; Assemblymember David Chiu; Assemblymember James C. Ramos; California State Senator Nancy Skinner

Michael Drake, M.D, President of the University of California

Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Asian American Research Center, California Initiative for Health Equity & Action, California Nurses Association, Goldman School of Public Policy, Institute of Governmental Studies, Center for Native American Issues Research on, Latinx Research Center, Othering and Belonging Institute, African American and African Diaspora Studies, East Bay Community Foundation, Northern California Grantmakers, San Francisco Foundation, Southern California Grantmakers, The California Endowment, California Reinvestment Coalition, California Immigrant Policy Center, TURN—The Utility Reform Network

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This event is free and open to the public. If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) in order to fully participate in this virtual event, please contact with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.