Communicating about Race with White Family, Friends, and Colleagues

Monday, December 5, 2016
9:00am to 12:00pm EST
The Advisory Board Company
2445 M Street NW
Most WRAG events are only open to our members. Please refer to the text at left for attendance eligibility.
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In a recent blog post, Rick Moyers of the Meyer Foundation reflected on how his views on race have evolved. He wrote about growing up in rural Virginia "convinced that talking about race and racism was impolite. Perhaps because acknowledging differences seemed to undermine my parents’ argument that everyone was the same. Or maybe because so many of us wanted to move on to a better future, and dwelling on the painful mistakes and injustices of the past didn’t feel like the path forward." Rick goes on to discuss how his understanding of race and racism deepened, and why he now feels that communicating about race can be a powerful tool for change.

Designed for white members of the region’s philanthropic community, this interactive session will enable you to have difficult conversations, share what you have learned from the Putting Racism on the Table series, and to effectively address racist behaviors when you witness them. You will leave the session with greater competence and courage in taking action about racism.

Nancy Brown-Jamison, Consultant, White Men as Full Diversity Partners
Dr. Mark Chesler, Professor, University of Michigan, and Executive Director of Community Resources Limited

Eligibility & Cost:
This training is open to white members of the region's philanthropic community (board and staff members of grantmaking organizations).
WRAG Members: $75/person. Please register online (if you do not see a registration button at right, make sure you are logged in).
Non-Members: $100/person. Email Rebekah Seder, seder(at), to register.

Space is limited to 20 people on a first come, first served basis.