2017 Equity Summit

The Beautiful Struggle

The annual UC Davis Equity Summit addresses the pertinent social issues of our time by coalescing people, ideas and institutions to deepen strategies, shape our actions and formulate solutions. 

  • Connect with allies over dinner, refreshments and music.
  • Be inspired by Social Justice Award winners who are making a difference.
  • Create your action plan through innovative discussions.
  • Explore community resources and a pop-up social bookstore.

The Equity Summit is a time to expand your network and build alliances. We encourage you to share your community efforts by providing handouts on our resource table. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards, too!

2017 Social Justice Award Recipients

Award for Engaging Scholarship and Activism

José Quiñonez
Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mission Asset Fund
Farima Pour-Khorshid
Teacher, Adjunct Faculty and Teacher Organizer Cherryland Elementary School, University of San Francisco

Award for Seeding Improvements in Education Policy and Practice

Dr. Jesse Ortiz
Superintendent of Schools
Yolo County Office of Education
Chris Chatmon
Deputy Chief of Equity
Oakland Unified School District


Ubuntu Award for Inspiring Social Change

James Kass
Founder and Executive Director
Youth Speaks, Inc.
Estella Sanchez
Founder and Executive Director
Sol Collective

Lifetime Award for Embodying Equity and Diversity

Phil Serna
District 1 Supervisor
Sacramento County