Come and learn about the Inland Empire — Riverside and San Bernardino Counties — through the organizing strategies implemented in the 2020 Census count, the resulting changes in demographics, and their implications for redistricting narrative change, and the future of the Inland Empire.
Context Matters: Changing Demographics and the Importance of the Inland Empire in California, is part of a three-session series happening from April to May. This series includes:
The Evolution of the Inland Empire Social Justice Ecosystem
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 | 1:30 – 2:30pm Learn More >>>
Caring for our Inland Empire Communities: Health Disparities & Workforce Solutions
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 | 1:30 – 3:00pm Learn More >>>
About The Inland Empire: A Region on the Rise
The Inland Empire is rich in diversity, culture, history, and economic opportunity, attracting residents from across the country. In 2020, the Inland Empire showed one of the biggest population gains from migration nationwide. People moving to Riverside and San Bernardino Counties increased by 50 percent over the previous year. It is estimated that the Inland Empire is one of the fastest-growing regions in the country, growing by 9% in the last Census and topping off a decade of inland movement.
The impacts of these changes on the Inland Empire, along with the COVID pandemic of the last two years, have reverberated through every system, institution, and community, deepening challenges for the most vulnerable.
Join us for a 3-part series to learn about the IE and the resiliency of its communities through its creative, resourceful, and collaborative mission-driven nonprofit organizations that work together to transform lives, communities, and the region as a whole.
Fatima Nelson, Community Engagement Specialist, UC Riverside Center for Social Innovation
Michael Wiafe, CA FWD Young Leaders Advisory Council & Graduate Student, UC Berkeley, The Goldman School
Michelle Decker, President and CEO, Inland Empire Community Foundation
Sheheryar Kaoosji, Executive Director, Warehouse Workers Resource Center