About the Series
Anti-Black racism and white supremacy are embedded in philanthropy and in our institutions, often invisible to the majority of us, even as we work with intention towards equity and justice. As change agents within philanthropy, we are stretching to become our best selves, rise to the moment, and progress toward racial equity.
In order to undo systems of oppression, we need to understand the foundations of systemic anti-Black racism and white supremacy in our country. We cannot shift systems or our organizations without understanding how we got here, nor without looking at ourselves, at our relationships, and at our organizations themselves. The guiding purpose of Philanthropy California’s Foundations of Racial Equity (FRE) Series is to provide training for philanthropic practitioners to understand how anti-Black racism and white supremacy influence the field of philanthropy and to provide opportunities for action in your organizations based on what you learn here.
You can register for the full series at a discounted price or the individual sessions of your choice. We recommend attending Session 1 along with any other individual sessions you choose as it lays the groundwork for all session content.
About Session 4
In this fourth session of the Foundations of Racial Equity series, we will deepen our understanding and awareness of how our identities impact our work. We will practice discussing experiences of identity, which is out of pattern for most workplaces. In the two modules of this session, participants will engage in conversation and activities to link their identity to their experience of culture and operations within their organizations.
We will cover topics like organizational culture, human resources, vendors, operating capital, investments, and partnerships. As we often think of program folks as those who lead in equity work, we’ll zoom in on the organizational approach to equity, reminding ourselves that everyone in an organization has a role in advancing equity.
Our time together will close with a reflection on possible implications for future work and development given your specific organizational goals.
Join us to:
- Deepen identity self-reflection, and explore the nature of identity and its construction.
- Link patterns of thinking and behavior to cultural and operational practices at work.
- Explore how dominant and non-dominant identities influence organizational culture and operations.
- Practice sharing our own stories of identity and how they inform our experiences, approaches, and decisions with our colleagues as well as those we seek to serve.
Cost to Participate
- Members: $100 per session or $500 for the full series
- Nonmembers: $150 per session or $750 for the full series
Module A: Wednesday, October 13 | 9:30 am - 12:30 PT
Module B: Wednesday, October 20 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 PT