Events

  • Friday, July 20, 2018 at 10:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · $10.00 USD · 5 rsvps
    Center for Healthy Communities in Los Angeles, CA

    EPIP LA I Skill Building Series: Project Management Peer Learning Exchange

    Join EPIP LA for an engaging peer learning exchange focused on project management!

    We all have projects to manage, whether it is developing and implementing a new system at work, or collaborating with friends to plan that international vacation. This event will bring you together with your peers to learn about the systems and tools that work for them, and also give you the chance to share your expertise with others. So whether you are an organizational guru or have identified project management as an area for growth, this event is for you!

    Come ready with a project or management challenge you are currently facing, anything from developing a new grant program to buying a house.

    If you have resources to share, whether that is expertise with Gantt charts, team charters or other tools, templates or techniques, please email Jaime Kalenik at jkalenik@first5la.org.

    Lunch will be provided. We look forward to learning with you!

    EPIP members RSVP here.

  • Friday, July 20, 2018 at 10:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 20 rsvps
    Center for Healthy Communities in Los Angeles, CA

    EPIP LA | Skill Building Series: Project Management Peer Learning Exchange

    Join EPIP LA for an engaging peer learning exchange focused on project management!

    We all have projects to manage, whether it is developing and implementing a new system at work, or collaborating with friends to plan that international vacation. This event will bring you together with your peers to learn about the systems and tools that work for them, and also give you the chance to share your expertise with others. So whether you are an organizational guru or have identified project management as an area for growth, this event is for you!

    Come ready with a project or management challenge you are currently facing, anything from developing a new grant program to buying a house.

    If you have resources to share, whether that is expertise with Gantt charts, team charters or other tools, templates or techniques, please email Jaime Kalenik at jkalenik@first5la.org.

    Lunch will be provided. We look forward to learning with you!

    Friends of EPIP, please RSVP here!

  • Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 12:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada) · 9 rsvps

    EPIP STL | July Lunch & Learn

    Note:

    This month's Lunch and Learn will be hosted at the Incarnate Word Foundation. We will resume our meetings at MHB in August.


    In 2018, on every 4th Tuesday of the month, different members of our EPIP St. Louis community will lead monthly discussion on a particular topic or article. A light lunch is provided. Grab a friend and come prepared to meet new people and discuss ways to move the sector forward.

    This month we are joined by Jasmine Hall Ratliff, Program Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation & former EPIP National Board Chair to discuss ways philanthropy can fund/is funding organizing work and the innovative strategies foundations have been using to support grass-roots groups. Jasmine will lead discussion highlighting the work of the NoVo Foundation's Radical Hope Fund which elevates social justice leadership and the creative response of community foundations to this administration's new policies. 

    To be prepared for our conversation, please read the articles linked above as well as this quick-read opinion piece on the ineffectiveness of 'big philanthropy' at systems change. 

    Hope to see you there! 

     About the Facilitator:

    Jasmine N. Hall Ratliff is a program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Her programs include policy and environmental change initiatives to support healthy children’s development, with a particular focus on advocacy for policies that allow children and their families to access healthy affordable food. Previously, she worked with the Missouri Foundation for Health where she directed the Women’s Health grant program and the development of an oral health program. She was also a member of the Foundation’s Healthy and Active Communities initiative team and contributed to the development of the Foundation’s early assessment and grantee evaluation activities.

    Ratliff earned a master of health administration from the Saint Louis University School of Public Health and a BA from the University of Virginia. She is Chair Emeritus of the Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy Board of Advisors and a member of the Serpentine Society of the University of Virginia. Born in Virginia, Ratliff now resides in St. Louis, MO with her husband, young daughter and cat. In her leisure time, she enjoys time with her family, reading, going to the movies and the beach.

    Hope to see you there!

  • Monday, July 30, 2018 at 04:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
    Crystal Ballroom - Westin Book Cadillac Hotel

    EPIP Conference 2018 - People of Color Gathering (Wait List)

    During this People of Color Network (PCN) Gathering, PCN members will partake in a grounding invocation, lead by Unchained Visioning, hear from current and previous members of the PCN, and develop a shared vision for EPIP’s People of Color Network.

    EPIP’s PCN is a learning community comprised of EPIP members of color, providing a safe, exclusive space to connect with peers, strengthen their leadership, and deepen their analysis and practice of social justice philanthropy within and beyond their institutions.


    Any active EPIP member who identifies as a person of color is eligible to participate in the People of Color Network and the PCN gathering.

    Please RSVP below to reserve your spot.

    Advance registration is required, as space is limited to 30 people. 

     

  • Monday, July 30, 2018 at 04:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
    Crystal Ballroom - Westin Book Cadillac Hotel

    EPIP Conference 2018 - People of Color Gathering

    During this People of Color Network (PCN) Gathering, PCN members will partake in a grounding invocation, lead by Unchained Visioning, hear from current and previous members of the PCN, and develop a shared vision for EPIP’s People of Color Network.

    EPIP’s PCN is a learning community comprised of EPIP members of color, providing a safe, exclusive space to connect with peers, strengthen their leadership, and deepen their analysis and practice of social justice philanthropy within and beyond their institutions.


    Any active EPIP member who identifies as a person of color is eligible to participate in the People of Color Network and the PCN gathering.

    This event is sold out. Please add your name to the waitlist by RSPV'ing here.

    Advance registration is required, as space is limited to 30 people. 

     

  • Wednesday, August 08, 2018 at 11:30 AM Central Time (US & Canada) · 4 rsvps
    Bloom Cafe in St. Louis, MO

    EPIP STL | Bloom Cafe - Lunch with Paraquad

    Join EPIP St. Louis at Bloom Café for a lunch and learn about the Independent Living Movement and Disability Rights! We will be hearing from Paraquad President & CEO Aimee Wehmeier during lunch at the Bloom Café. The Bloom Café is a recently opened social enterprise of Paraquad, the Disability Rights Experts, designed to help people with disabilities prepare for employment. This is a great opportunity to support a unique social enterprise while learning about a social justice movement.

    You may view Bloom Café’s menu here. Attendees will be responsible for their own lunch and EPIP St. Louis will provide dessert! 

     

    About the Speaker: Aimee Wehmeier


    Aimee Wehmeier serves as president and chief executive officer of Paraquad, Inc., member of the Missouri State Rehabilitation Council; Diversity Awareness Partnership; the Regional Chamber of Commerce; Fontbonne University College of Education & Allied Health Professions Advisory Board; Washington University Program in Occupational Therapy Academic Advisory Board; and MO Better Foundation Advisory Committee. A recipient of the 2010 Governor’s Council on Disabilities Inclusion Award and the 2015 St. Louis Business Journal Diverse Business Leaders’ Award, Aimee has been described as “the face of disability.” She has a passion for public policy, advocacy, and increasing opportunities for people with disabilities. Employment and economic self-sufficiency are her highest priorities. Aimee joined Missouri Foundation for Health’s Community Advisory Council in 2015. She most recently was elected as a member of the Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council Board of Directors
     
    Bloom Café
    Bloom Café serves a fresh take on casual dining while helping people with disabilities grow their independence through a unique job training program.
     
    The History of Independent Living
    The Independent Living (IL) movement began in the late 1960s and early 1970s when society was in the midst of a growing civil rights movement. Ed Roberts, one of the founders of the IL movement, was denied admission to the University of California at Berkeley because of his disability. He challenged that decision and won, but was forced to live in a medical facility on campus . Fighting against the restrictions and the perception of being sick, Ed worked with other students to organize practical supports, such as accessible housing and personal assistant services. This allowed them to live on their own. Hearing of their success, many people contacted them for information and support. In 1972, the first Center for Independent Living (CIL) was formed in Berkeley.
     
    The Independent Living Philosophy
    The philosophy of independent living holds to principles that contrast the IL model with the traditional rehabilitation model. In the IL model, the society with barriers and negative attitudes toward disability is the problem and in need of change, rather than the individual with a disability. The IL movement has fostered a particular definition of independence: “Independence is the ability to control one’s own life by making responsible choices from acceptable options.” To ensure “acceptable options” exist and prevent inappropriate institutionalization, CILs offer a variety of services, called the five core services: advocacy, independent living, information and referral, peer consultation and transition.
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 26 rsvps
    Exponent Philanthropy in Washington, DC

    EPIP DC | Documentary Screening Series

     

    September 19th Screening: Girl Rising

    [Image attributed to www.girlrising.com]

    Nine girls. Nine stories of courage.

    Our film, Girl Rising, spotlights the unforgettable stories of girls living in the developing world, striving beyond circumstance and overcoming nearly insurmountable odds to achieve their dreams.

    Directed by Academy Award Nominee, Richard E. Robbins, written by acclaimed female writers, and voiced by acclaimed actresses including Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, Anne Hathaway and more, Girl Rising proves that one girl with courage is a revolution.


    Join EPIP DC throughout the year as we screen three groundbreaking documentaries – Before the Flood, 13th and Girl Rising. This three-part series explores themes that challenge systems of power, including environmental justice, discrimination and criminal justice reform, and girls’ education and empowerment. We hope these screenings will encourage us to lean into the uncomfortable and provide us with an opportunity to discuss issues we all care about.

    • Each film will start promptly at 6:10 pm and will be followed by open dialogue.
    • Light refreshments will be provided.

    Bring a friend or colleague to join for an evening of film and conversation.

    *NOTE: Girl Rising is our last scheduled screening for the year. If you are interested in hosting your own screening, please contact dc@epip.org.