The New York EPIP Steering Committee is gearing up for our fall programming and we want to hear from you! There are over 2,000 members in the New York Chapter and we want to create programming focused on issues you care about, and provide meaningful networking and professional development opportunities that align with our membership’s priorities.
Join us for a speed dating networking event with your EPIP New York Steering Committee so we can learn more about you, your interests, and what you want out of your EPIP membership.
We want to see your beautiful faces! Please join us at our Fall Social!
As we get closer to the season of Pumpkin Spice, Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, and comfy sweaters- we thought it would be fun to share spooky, scary stories of grants gone wrong; Frankensteined reports that were clearly cut-and-paste jobs; and, important relationships that disappeared like ghosts. We are all here to support one another, after all.
For those of you who have attended our recent events—our social justice conversation about Decolonizing Philanthropy with FRIDA- the feminist Fund, or our professional learning event with former Seattle Foundation Executive Jen Martin on "Grounding Ourselves in Uncertain Times: An Exploration of Personal Strengths for Professional Success" — we would love to hear from you! In fact, we would love to hear from all of you about your interests, your needs, and how we can best provide you with networking and professional development opportunities with other philanthropic professionals in the region.
We look forward to seeing you there!
EPIP Seattle (Stephen, Radha, and Ada)
Race and power are issues that affect all of us, all the time. Many of our organizations are at different places; some are only now getting past the case-making on race, and some have made explicit commitments to uplifting equity in its many different forms. With that comes the implementation – how can we stay true to commitments, or to ourselves if our organizations aren’t there, and keep equity at the helm of everything our organization does?
Given the deep importance of this topic, EPIP DC is launching a two part event series to both provide inspiration to emerging leaders as they navigate these tough dynamics and also allow for small discussions to dive deep into potential solutions.
First, join us on Tuesday, October 3, for an interactive discussion with Storme Gray, Keisha Leverette, and Chante Coleman to talk about how EPIP’ers can move equity-related issues through their organizations. This conversation will hopefully inspire you to act and build your skills in this work.
Then on Friday, October 6, taking what we learned earlier in the week, we’ll continue the conversation over lunch with small group peer coaching on issues you face in the workplace. Please register here for Part 2.
Thought Leaders (click here for bios):
Breakfast will be provided.
EPIP Members please RSVP below.
Non-members please RSVP here.
As Part 2 of an event series around managing race and power from your seat, EPIP DC members are invited to join a brown bag lunch for peer coaching and small group discussion around issues you face at work. This event will provide a safe space for members to share their successes and challenges in moving an equity agenda at their organization. We ask that you bring an open mind and heart to this discussion and be ready to support each other in this important work.
This session will be held from 12:00 - 1:00 pm on Friday, October 6. Please bring your lunch and a topic to discuss!
The MN Chapter of Emerging Professionals in Philanthropy is hosting a public screening of “Salam Neighbor”, a film that documents the experiences of two American filmmakers as they lived among 85,000 Syrians in Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp. These filmmakers were the first allowed by the United Nations to set up a tent inside a refugee camp, and they spent a month covering what the United Nation’s Refugee Agency calls “the world’s most pressing humanitarian crisis”.
The screening will be followed by a community discussion lead by Bayan Tawakalna, a Syrian woman refugee and community leader. This is an opportunity for professionals from the philanthropic, non-profit and government sector to learn more about the refugee experience and to understand the process of resettlement.
Light Refreshments will be served.
$5.00 per person-all donations will go to In Progress Multimedia Arts for their generous donation of their space and equipment to make this event possible.
Community Speaker Bio:
Bayan Tawakalna comes from a small neighborhood in the capital of Syria, Damascus. She had a peaceful childhood surrounded by many loved ones and friends. In 2012, her peaceful life was shattered. Bayan and her family were forced to flee Syria in search of safety. Separated from family, Bayan, her mother, and her younger siblings were transplants from one country to another in search of a safe home. Not only was this psychologically traumatizing, it forced Bayan to take on responsibilities bigger than herself and to mature more quickly than her young age. In 2016, Bayan and a few of her family members were granted asylum in Minnesota. Although she gained a shelter, she lost a home.