Saneta deVuono-powell

Saneta deVuono-powell is the co-founder of Ground Works Consulting.

Saneta leads strategy on policies and practices to improve racial health disparities and community stability. She is passionate about engaging in work that simultaneously addresses immediate community needs while planning for long term stability and systems change. Saneta has over a decade of experience working on issues of racial justice, housing, and health and in conducting various types of community-based participatory research. Saneta is a field catalyst for the Center for Community Investment and serves on the Oakland Rent Board and is a board member of the Texas Observer and Stranger’s Guide
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Bridging Government & Community Toward Land, Housing & Climate Justice
The appropriate scope of the government's role in society is a point of great debate and division. Government agencies carry the legacy of violence against and dispossession of Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities, and are often gatekeepers instead of allies, limiting the ways communities most impacted by injustice can shape consequential decisions about their neighborhoods, cities, and homelands. This can pose significant challenges to community self-determination, sovereignty, and collective vision. This session will explore the complexities of bridge building between the planet...