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.
Note: This series is now sold out. Each session will be filmed and available at www.puttingracismonthetable.org.
Session 5: The Role of Government in Advancing Racial Equity
Speakers: Julie Nelson, Director, Government Alliance on Race & Equity & SVP of Programs, RaceForward, & Karla Bruce, Deputy Director, Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood & Community Services
Across the country, state and local governments are beginning to take the lead on addressing racial inequity. What are examples of how this has happened? What is the role of community leaders in shaping these conversations? Where are we seeing success? What are the challenges? Nelson and Bruce will prepare you with the evidence you need to actively encourage elected and appointed officials to focus on racial equity.
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 the first program and 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.