bigBANG! 2016: Equity in Action

Start time 2024-05-21 04:15
Finished Time 2024-05-21 04:15

Issues of equity run through Dallas’ history and addressing them is vital to our city’s future.

During bigBANG! 2016: Equity in Action we’ll explore the entrenched systems we are beholden to change, celebrate the incredible efforts already underway in our city, and begin the work that remains ahead to make our city not only one of equality, but one of equity.

bigBANG! is Dallas’ longest-running event for social innovation, focused on driving deeper conversations and innovative solutions for positive change in our city for more than a decade.




Dr. Heather Hackman – Founder & President of Hackman Consulting Group
Jonathan Rapping – President & Founder of Gideon’s Promise
Demetria McCain – President of Inclusive Communities Project
Dr. Lydia Bean – Executive Director of Faith in Texas
BJ Wagner, M.S. – Director of Smart Justice at Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

For a full schedule of events, please visit the bigBANG website.





Keynote, Luncheon, Breakout, & Fast Pitch Sponsors

JPMorgan Chase & Co., The Sapphire Foundation, Polsinelli, Baylor Scott & White Health

Media Sponsors

Dallas Innovates

Spark Sponsors

Wright Connatser PLLC, Palter Stokley Sims Wright PLLC, Communities Foundation of Texas, Crockett, McBride & Associates – Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Tenet Health Care, Latino Center for Leadership Development – LCLD, The Rainwater Charitable Foundation, Summit Financial Group, The Monsignor Henry V. Petter Endowment for Peace & Social Justice, Proliance Resource Group, Katherine Glaze Lyle

Paul Quinn Student Sponsors

Embrey Family Foundation, Bob & Linda Appel, Ike & Candy Brown, Michael & Anne Calhoun Duffy, The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, Sara & Gary Ahr, Synerzip, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Go Beam (Peter Swanson), Sageberry Consulting (Steve Dennis), Anonymous


Ken & Carolyn Barth, Mark Sinatra, Travis Wolff & Jerri Hammer, Trip Pilgrim, Christina Hanger & Lyndon Cakerice, Dan Waldmann & Giles Davidson, Thin Difference (Jon Mertz), Executive Connection, Robin Minick & Kim Norrell, Elaine & Phyllis Bernstein, Locke Lord, Richard & Diane Evans, Judy Watson, Melissa & Trevor Fetter, George Ellis, Jennifer Owen, Kasey & Bill Hollon, Amber Wagenknecht, Scott Chase & Debra Witter, Tillotson Law Firm, Eugene McDermott Scholars Program Alumni Association, Anonymous