Centering Justice in Philanthropy
The way we act in communities, the composition of our staffs, the narratives we use in talking about the problems we wish to solve, and the way we interact with partners—among other things—speak volumes about who we are and what we value as grantmakers.
In their recent article in SSIR, titled, "Shifting Philanthropy from Charity to Justice," authors Dorian O. Burton and Brian C.B. Barnes propose an alternate way for philanthropy to think about how and why it gives—one that centers justice-based grantmaking over a goal of simply charity. The authors present seven questions for us to consider as we think about how we can incorporate this framework into our work.
In this breakfast discussion, we’ll dive in and discuss:
- The seven dimensions for centering our work around justice
- What aspects of this mindset that are already underway at our organizations, and which are the most difficult to achieve
- Our own agency in bringing justice frameworks into our organizations
RSVP below for January 25 and save the dates for more breakfast conversations in 2017:
- March 14, Boston Public Market
- May 16, Davio's to Go (10 St. James atrium)
- July 11, Boston Public Market
Please RSVP below for January 25.
Let’s get together for networking and brainstorming. We want to learn more about you and what you’re looking to gain from, and contribute to, EPIP-MN. Each month we’ll alternate between morning and evening events to accommodate everyone’s schedule.
In February we'll meet at Day Block Brewing Co, east of downtown Minneapolis. Please join us for a drink and save the date for our future meet-ups:
Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 8-9am, location Birchwood Cafe
Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 5-6pm, location TBD
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Join EPIP Chicago for the third and final workshop in its three part series on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in philanthropy.
Attendees will hear from:
Donald Erick Allen, Disability Inclusion Consultant with Access Living;
Risa Rifkand, Program Associate with The Chicago Community Trust;
Esther Grimm, Executive Director of 3Arts and
Carrie Sandahl, Associate Professor of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Speakers will share firsthand how they incorporate inclusion efforts for people with disabilities in their organizations as well as ways you can implement diversity and inclusion strategies in your own work.
Let’s get together for networking and brainstorming! We want to learn more about you and what you’re looking to gain from, and contribute to, EPIP-MN. Each month we’ll alternate between morning and evening events to accommodate for everyone’s schedule.