CoCap 2018

Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

October 22nd, 2018 5pm - 9pm

This year marks our fifth annual COCAP event.

The theme this year is Closing the Racial Wealth Gap. We will examine strategies for a more equitable economy that creates well being for all. The conference will highlight community wealth building innovations that are working toward leveling the playing field. Along with learning what we need to do, to create a fair and inclusive economy, we will discuss who we need to be to truly close the gap.

Additionally, we will have booths filled with credit unions and socially responsible banks, as well as other organizations support racial equity work in the WE economy.

2018 Speakers

  • Nwamaka Agbo
    Nwamaka is excited to bring over 10 years of experience in working on social and economic justice issues and campaigns that help support the sustainable and equitable development of thriving and prosperous communities as the New Economy Innovation Fellow for Movement Strategy Center.
    Nwamaka Agbo Consulting
  • Jidan Terry-Koon
    Jidan Terry-Koon is a second generation Chinese American born and raised in the Bay Area. As an artist, organizer, and community builder for the past 20+ years, she brings commitment to building grassroots power, love for creativity, and conviction that short-term reforms can serve radical change. She lives in Oakland with her husband Bry...
    San Francisco Foundation
  • Daniella Sawaya
    Daniella’s love of food stems from a childhood spent helping her father and grandmother cook Lebanese and Nicaraguan dishes, while learning to preserve family recipes. At an early age, these experiences instilled in her a passion for cooking, a willingness to eat anything and a firm belief in the power of food to bring people together and...
    Kitchen Table Advisors
  • Mark Watson
    Mark Watson is the founder of Keel Asset Management LLC, a financial advisory firm that provides socially responsible financial planning and investment advisory services to nonprofits, public and corporation pension plans. He is currently an advisory board member of the Cape Development Partnership; an investment committee member of the F...
    Keel Asset Management
  • Jessica Norwood
    Jessica is re-shaping how capital flows in African American communities, building wealth through community investment and entrepreneurship.
    Founder, The Runway Project
  • Rodney Foxworth
    Rodney Foxworth is founder and CEO of Invested Impact, a nonprofit intermediary that partners with philanthropists, impact investors, and corporations to invest in diverse social entrepreneurs and local economies.
  • Tiffany Brown
    Tiffany worked in the non-profit sector for over a decade before transitioning into her work in finance.  Her career has ranged from being Co-Director at YES!, Board member at Common Fire Foundation, founding advisor to Kindle Project Foundation, to directing national leadership retreats at Resource Generation, and serving on the Finance ...
    Partner, Chordata Capital
  • Anyka Barber
    Born and raised in Oakland, California, Anyka Barber is a mother, an artist/activist, a curator, and an entrepreneur. In 2010, Anyka founded Betti Ono,  a creative social enterprise and arts space committed to the cultural, social, political, and economic emancipation and development of low-income, immigrant, and LGBTQ communities of colo...
    San Francisco Foundation
  • Deborah Frieze
    Deborah Frieze is founding partner and board chair of the Boston Impact Initiative, an impact investing fund focused on economic justice, which means investing in opportunity for all people—especially those most oppressed or abandoned by our current economic system—to lead a dignified and productive life. The fund takes an integrated capi...
    Boston Impact Initiative
  • Kat Taylor
    Kat Taylor works in service of restoring social justice and environmental well-being. Kat is active in a variety of social enterprises, public benefit and philanthropic ventures on the West Coast. Currently, she serves as Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Beneficial State Bank, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) whose mission is ...
    CEO/Founder Beneficial State Bank
  • Aaron Tanaka
    Community organizer, grantmaker and impact investor. As founder and director of the Center for Economic Democracy
    Center for Economic Democracy, Ujima
  • Holly Ruxin
    Holly stewards Montcalm Capital, a certified B corp, in the blending of expert investing with new economy sustainability and independent vision. Holly works to guide clients to engage with their wealth by providing services that support their values, needs, and goals in the short and long term, while facilitating a holistic trading flow i...
    CEO, Montcalm Capital
  • Jenny Kassan
    Jenny has over two decades of experience as an attorney and advisor for mission-driven enterprises.  She has helped her clients raise millions of dollars from values-aligned investors and raised over one million dollars for her own businesses.
    Jenny Kassan Consulting
  • Konda Mason
    Konda Mason is a social entrepreneur, earth and social justice activist and spiritual teacher. Konda is the Co-Founder and founding CEO of Impact Hub Oakland, a beautiful co-working space that supports socially engaged entrepreneurs and changemakers.
    Jubilee Partners, The Runway Project
  • Annie McShiras
    Passionate about democratic economics and creating the change we seek, Annie has been promoting movements for economic justice, the solidarity economy, and systems change for the past decade.
    Self-Help Federal Credit Union
  • Nina Robinson
    Nina Robinson is an impact capital convener for diverse, mission-driven entrepreneurs. As Director of The Runway Project Oakland and a Buen Vivir Fund Fellow with Thousand Currents and The Novo Foundation, Nina works with innovative investment models that are centered around racial and environmental justice.
    The Runway Project
  • Ashara Ekundayo
    Ashara Ekundayo is an independent curator, creative industries entrepreneur, cultural strategist, and founder working across arts, community, government, and social innovation spaces. Through her consulting company AECreative, LLC she designs and manages multidimensional projects and fosters collaborative relationships through the use of ...
    CEO/Curator, AECreative Consulting
  • Andrea Talley
    Mandela Grocery Cooperative


5:00PM Networking & Small Bites
5:30PM Screening: The Racist History of Banking
5:45PM On Banking
6:05PM Traditional Financing Problems and Solutions
6:30PM Regenerative finance
6:50PM Break
7:05PM Innovation on Equity
7:20PM Role of Philanthropy
7:45PM Entrepreneurs
8:10PM Bringing it home!
8:35PM Break
9:00PM Q&A



Self Help Federal Credit Union
Runway Project
Amalgamated Bank
RSF Social Finance
Jenny Kassan

Table Sponsors

Alliance for Community Development
Pacific Community Ventures
New Resource Bank
Working Solutions Logo
Self Help Federal Credit Union




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