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Racial Equity Action Institute

NCG’s Racial Equity Action (REA) Institute — a new offering connecting racial equity specialists and leaders in philanthropy, government, business, and nonprofits to learn, network and develop a mix of actionable strategies with field experts and each other. Each year, a 20-person cohort will be chosen to participate in the Institute with opportunities to reflect, share, and act.

The REA Institute is a multi-sector space to test and deepen racial equity and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) practices. We are centering racial equity with an intersectional framework that recognizes the ways race is shaped and informed by class, gender, sexuality, and ability. Fifteen to twenty participants will attend five, in-person, five-hour sessions from June through December 2019. Whether your institution uses “racial equity” or “DEI” the REA Institute will focus on moving your institution towards equitable practices and supporting you in creating the conditions for action.  

One sector on its own cannot solve the challenges of racial inequities. NCG recognizes we can achieve more together by organizing a multi-sector space for discussion, learning, and innovation. Through the REA Institute, participants will better understand the Bay Area racial equity landscape and create solutions for our shared challenges.

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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

Speakers:

  • 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

Speakers:

  • 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

Speakers:

  • 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

Meet the Racial Equity Action Institute Cohort, Class of 2019!

Northern California Grantmakers is pleased to announce the inaugural 2019 cohort for the Racial Equity Action (REA) Institute. From the 59 applications received, we’ve chosen 20 participants representing a diverse range of organizations from the business, government, nonprofit, and philanthropy sectors. The REA Institute was intentionally designed to bring together racial equity specialists and leaders from the public and private sectors to learn, network, and develop actionable strategies with each other. NCG is excited to create this space for the REA Institute cohort and to build a community of racial equity practitioners.

 

Director | Informing Change

MICHAEL ARNOLD

Assistant Vice President and Community Relations Consultant | Wells Fargo

BIANCA DIAZ

Manager | County of Santa Clara Division of Equity & Social Justice; Interim Director, County of Santa Clara Office of Immigrant Relations

MIKE GONZÁLEZ

Librarian | San Francisco Public Library

GREGORY HOM

Project Manager: Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging | Levi Strauss & Co.

JAMILA HUBBARD

Senior Community Development Specialist | San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development

MALIK LOOPER

Director of Career Pathways | Hack the Hood

OLIVIA WHITE LOPEZ

Director, Human Resources and Administration | The San Francisco Foundation

GALEN MANESS

Western Region Program Officer | Asset Funders Network

MONA MASRI

Equity Officer | County of Marin, County Administrators Office and Health & Human Services

ANYANIA I. MUSE

Senior Director of Social Justice | YWCA Silicon Valley

NAOMI NAKANO-MATSUMOTO

Associate Director – Engage San Francisco | University of San Francisco’s Leo T. McCarthy Center

NOLIZWE M. NONDABULA

Program Director for Education | Marin Community Foundation

MARCIA QUIÑONES

Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | Energy Foundation

ADRIANNA QUINTERO

Director of Inclusive Food Systems | Capital Impact Partners

OLIVIA M. REBANAL

Deputy City Manager | City of San Jose

ANGEL RIOS, Jr.

Organizational Development and Human Resources Specialist | Heising-Simons Foundation

KARINA E. RIVERA

Director, Employment Law and SurveyMonkey for Good | SurveyMonkey

MELYNNIE RIZVI

Director of Training and Leadership | Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits

JENNIFER TORAI

Vice President of Engagement, Diversity, and Belonging | Yelp

MIRIAM WARREN

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