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Racial Equity Action Institute | Information Session

Monday, August 24, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm PDT
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Are you interested in applying for the 2020 Racial Equity Action Institute? Join us for an information session to learn more about the program, hear from alumni about their experience, and get your questions answered about participation.

About the Racial Equity Action Institute

The Racial Equity Action Institute was developed by Northern California Grantmakers (NCG) in 2019 to do just that. We have shifted our in-person Institute to a useful virtual experience with interactive sessions for those who want to advance REDI (Racial Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) within their institutions. One sector on its own cannot solve the challenges of racial inequities – this Institute connects racial equity specialists from philanthropy, business, government, and nonprofits.

This eight-month, multi-sector training kicks off in November 2020. Through the Institute, participants will gain knowledge, lessons, and tools for developing actionable strategies in their institutions with field experts and each other. The curriculum centers racial equity with an intersectional framework that recognizes the ways race is shaped and informed by class, gender, sexuality, and ability. We recognize we can achieve more together and are pleased to partner with Southern California Grantmakers (SCG) this year to create solutions for our shared challenges in the Bay Area and Los Angeles regions.

To learn more about the requirements, target audience, cost, and curriculum visit the website, here


Alice Y. Hom, Equity and Social Justice Director, Northern California Grantmakers

Alice is a community builder invested in bridging diverse and overlapping communities for social change. As the Director of Equity and Social Justice, Alice will focus on racial equity with an intersectional lens that brings multiple issues, communities, and sectors together to build on the common good. Before joining NCG, Alice was a Soros Equality Fellow where she created a podcast and a digital archive on activism by LGBTQ People of Color. Prior to that, Alice worked as the Director of the Queer Justice Fund at Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy.

She serves on the boards of California Humanities and Borealis Philanthropy and on the Advisory Council for the Conscious Style Guide. Alice is a historian with a PhD from Claremont Graduate University, a MA from UCLA, and BA from Yale University. In her spare time, you can find Alice working on her podcast, Historically Queer, or enjoying the culinary delights of restaurants and bakeries with friends and family.

Adele Lee, Director, Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation - Los Angeles (TRHT-LA)

Adele Lee is responsible for developing and implementing large-scale strategic initiatives in the philanthropic sector, which includes creative thinking and planning, as well as developing relationships with national philanthropic organizations.  In her current role as director of Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation – Los Angeles (TRHT-LA), Adele leads a comprehensive community-based process that focuses on racial healing, narrative change and systemic transformation by through partnerships with the philanthropic, non profit, government and corporate sector.

Adele has over 9 years of experience working in the nonprofit and philanthropy sector. Prior to joining SCG, Adele worked at the Simon Foundation for Education and Housing, managing a high-impact scholarship program that awarded scholarships to high school juniors facing difficult life and economic circumstances and follows them through college, providing them the tools they need to successfully complete a four-year degree. She has also work at the Orange County Community Foundation as a Donor Relations and Community Engagement Associate, where she managed more than 70 donor advised, community and corporate scholarship funds. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in Psychology and Social Behavior and a minor in Business Management.

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This event is open to everyone. 







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