In 2016, WRAG led a groundbreaking effort called Putting Racism on the Table. The goal was to promote learning and understanding about the depth, breadth, and impact of racism among the leadership of philanthropic institutions in the region. Now, we are partnering with Leadership Greater Washington to expand the regional, cross-sector network of philanthropic, nonprofit, and business leaders who understand racism and are committed to working for racial justice. Together, we are Expanding the Table for Racial Equity.
Our goal: Grow the network of people committed to promoting and working together for racial equity in the Greater Washington region.
Our process: Inform. Engage in a conversation. Move to action.
Session 1: Building a Community
Facilitator: Inca Mohamed, Internationally Recognized Facilitator & Trainer
It is not easy to have a productive and authentic conversation about race outside of your primary circle of colleagues. Through a brief homework assignment and facilitated conversations at this session, the group will begin to evolve into a community ready to learn together and consider their own individual and collective action. Attendance at this session is mandatory.
About Inca Mohamed:
Inca A. Mohamed is an internationally recognized facilitator and consultant. From 2003-2011, Inca was the executive director of the Management Assistance Group. Inca has worked with hundreds organizations to help them create effective management and powerful strategies for change. For many of her clients, this means building social justice values into everything they do. Inca sees her consulting work as rooted in her experience as a Caribbean immigrant from a multiethnic family. Inca's clients have included: Atlantic Philanthropies, the Forum for Youth Investment, SisterSong, the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Greater Washington Community Foundation, the Funders Network on Population Growth and Reproductive Health and Rights, the Asian American Justice Center, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, and the Washington Area Women's Foundation.
Before joining MAG, Inca was Program Officer for Human Development and Reproductive Health at the Ford Foundation. Her career has included work in advocacy, training and public education, program design, and program management; she has held leadership positions at a diverse range of organizations, including the YWCA, the Door Center for Youth Alternatives, and Planned Parenthood.
Expanding the Table Attendance Eligibility & Requirements:
Roughly one-third of participants will be LGW members; one-third WRAG members; and one-third WRAG member grantee partners. WRAG member CEOs may delegate a staff member to attend and invite one grantee. We hope that participants will attend the full series, but ask that you commit to attending at least 3 other programs in the series.
Registration is open December 2017 and January 2018. Space is very limited and available on a first-come, first served basis. Email Rebekah Seder, seder(at)washingtongrantmakers.org, to register your staff and grantee representatives.