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Curriculum | Racial Equity Action Institute

Note: This website will be updated regularly with additional speakers and information. 

1. The Power of Evidence

Objective: Understand the Bay Area landscape of racial equity and disparities and how data/evidence can be used as levers for change. Learn to use the Bay Area Equity Atlas, a new database with equity indicators.

When: Friday, June 14, 2019 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Speakers: Sarah Treuhaft, Senior Managing Director; PolicyLink

Location: Northern California Grantmakers' offices

2. The Power of Listening

Objective: Learn approaches to community engagement with a focus on the practice of listening and building trusted relationships with peers, colleagues, and community members.

When: Friday, August 9, 2019 | from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


  • Pia Infante, Co-Executive Director, The Whitman Institute

Location: Northern California Grantmakers' offices

3. The Power of Culture

Objective: Understand what it takes to shift the culture within an institution and the importance of narrative change in racial equity.

When: Friday, September 20, 2019 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


  • Jeff Chang, Vice President of Narrative, Arts, and Culture, Race Forward
  • Ibram X. Kendi, Professor and Director, Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University

4. The Power to Leverage Change

Objective: Learn how to engage colleagues in racial equity and DEI work and leverage people in positions of power to advance racial equity.

When: Friday, November 1, 2019 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


  • Darlene Flynn, Director, Department of Race and Equity, City of Oakland
  • Lori Villarosa, Executive Director, Philanthropic Initiative on Racial Equity

5. The Power of Working Together

Objective: Focus on what participants will bring back to their institutions and discuss opportunities to work collectively in the future.

When: Friday, December 6, 2019 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm