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The Cultural, Historical, & Political Foundations of Racism | 2022 Foundations of Racial Equity Session 1

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. Foundations of Racial Equity is a space for guidance and fellowship on the path to racial justice. Wherever you are on your journey, we invite you to consider whether this entire series or individual sessions within it, will support you in making progress on your anti-racism journey.

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 1

In order to undo systems of oppression, it is crucial that we begin by understanding the foundations of systemic racism in our country.

This introductory session to the Foundations of Racial Equity Series will offer two modules that explore the historical, cultural, and political roots of race and racism in the U.S. Over the course of these two modules, trainers will help participants understand the origins and applications of racial hierarchies, the four interconnected levels of racism - individual, interpersonal, institutional and structural - and how to begin recognizing and addressing structural racism in the philanthropic field, using practical applications. Our trainers will also help participants explore and understand intersectionality as a form of praxis that helps us to understand and collectively address the common threads between racism and other inequalities.

This information you will learn during this session is essential to understanding the topics covered during the remainder of the series. We highly recommend attending the two modules in this session if you plan to attend the full series or any other individual sessions.

Join us to:

  • Understand the historical, cultural, and political roots of race and racism within the context and frame of white supremacy and anti-Blackness
  • Understand that intersectionality is a lens for seeing the connectedness of race, capitalism, and patriarchy.
  • Begin learning how to normalize conversations and practices of racial equity in institutions/organizations.
  • Learn and discuss relevant language, definitions, and terms.
  • Learn and discuss the four levels of equity: individual, interpersonal, institutional, and structural.

Cost to Participate

  • Members: $150 per session or $675 for the full series
  • Nonmembers: $200 per session or $950 for the full series

We are offering series and Individual discounts for organizations that want to register at least 4 people. Discounts apply to both members and nonmembers.

Series Discount: If you would like to register multiple team members for the series, please email registrar@ncg.org

  • 4 for the price of 3
  • 6 for the price of 5

Individual Session Discount

  • 4 people attending one session for the price of 3
  • 6  people attending one session for the price of 5

Session Info

The Series is made up of six sessions. Each session includes two modules. 

Module A: Tuesday, June 14 | 9:30 am - 12:00 noon PT

Module B: Tuesday, June 21 | 9:30 am - 12:00 noon PT

Cielo Cruz

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MarTaze Gaines

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