Earlier this year, WRAG hosted the first in a series of training sessions on how to apply a racial equity lens to grantmaking. Next, we will delve deeper, providing concrete experiences on how to use a racial equity lens that can then be translated into your day-to-day work as a program officer, foundation executive, or CSR professional.
Putting Racism on the Table
In the final grantmaking for racial equity session, funders will be introduced to a tool that helps you carry out a “racial equity impact analysis” to understand the potential impacts of foundation policies and practices on different racial/ethnic groups.
For years, African-Americans have left unaddressed comments that unconsciously demean or disparage them. This holding back has had both a psychological and a physical impact. In this interactive session, you will gain a new level of comfort in talking about race and in calling out situations that advantage or disadvantage one race over another when they occur.
Talking about race is often difficult. This session will encourage white members of the philanthropic community to have these conversations, to share what you’re learning from the Putting Racism on the Table series, and to effectively address racist behaviors when you witness them.
Participants in Putting Racism on the Table: Expanding the Table for Racial Equity are invited to a kickoff conversation and reception at Ben's Chili Bowl and Ben's Next Door.
Putting Racism on the Table: Expanding the Table for Racial Equity will kick off with a facilitated exercise to begin to build a community ready to learn together.
The racial disparities in society today are perpetuated by structures and systems that benefit some and disadvantage others. Dr. Kendi will explore the deep historical roots of these structures and their current realities.