If we are going to make real change within philanthropy, we are going to have to get really comfortable in talking to one another about addressing structural racism—sharing our experiences,
If we are going to make real change within philanthropy, we are going to have to get really comfortable in talking to one another about addressing structural racism—sharing our experiences, our successes, and certainly our challenges. As a sector, we have seen important and positive shifts toward elevating and prioritizing racial equity, but there is a lot still to be done to deepen and solidify this focus. Much of that work begins within our own foundations. Making racial equity a meaningful and authentic part of our work requires that we evolve our organizations and develop ways to integrate equity into the heart of all operations, communications, resource development, and leadership in addition to grantmaking. While our foundations might be in different places and our journeys will unquestionably look different, we can work together to create a learning community that is supportive and encouraging to continue this critical work.
This interactive workshop will be an opportunity to do just that. We will use the different journeys of the Campaign for Southern Equality and Pride Foundation to advance racial equity within their organizations and work as a springboard for participants to engage with one another about their own process, progress, and challenges. Come with your questions, ideas, issues, and hopes for your own journey, and the workshop facilitators will offer exercises, tools, resources, and learnings from one another to develop practical next steps.