The 2014 EPIP People of Color Network Gathering
The 2014 EPIP People of Color Network Gathering (PCN, formerly Professional Development Fund or PDF) will take place at Race Forward’s Facing Race National Conference held in Dallas, TX from November 13-15, 2014. The PCN offers participants access to professional development training and intergenerational learning opportunities, with the intent of diversifying and retaining people of color within the sector. The content of the PCN gathering itself is three-fold: 1) making personal connections to social justice work; 2) understanding structural racism; and 3) bringing this work back home. This year’s PCN Gathering is open to all: people of color and white allies.
Register today at http://pcn2014.eventbrite.com
The 2014 EPIP PCN gathering registration includes:
- A half-day of EPIP-designed professional development training on Thursday, November 13 from 1-5:30 PM to equip emerging people of color within the philanthropic sector by building skills and developing personal connections that challenge existing systems of inequity.
- 3-day all access to Facing Race, a national biennial conference presented by Race Forward, featuring sessions that build multiracial and intergenerational power and convene leaders working to bridge the racial equity gap. Facing Race 2014 will be held in Dallas, Texas on Nov. 13-15, 2014
Thursday, November 13 from 10:00 – 4:30PM
Friday, November 14 – all day
Saturday, November 15 – all day
EPIP member rates:
$225 early bird
$275 after Aug 15
$275 early bird
$325 after Aug 15
Race Forward’s hotel block at the Hilton Anatole ends on October 10th or until all the discounted rooms are taken.
EPIP members should reference the “Facing Race Conference” when reserving their room over the phone (214)-748-1200 to receive this discounted rate. Like staying at most hotels, guests should advise the hotel of any changes in length of stay at least 24 hours before check in, as they can be charged for any no-shows, or early departures.
UPDATE: The conference hotel is sold out as of 9/18. The overflow hotel is the DoubleTree, which is a five minute walk away. Please call the DoubleTree’s toll-free number 1-800-222-TREE and request the group rate for Race Forward and/or Facing Race.
As of now, there are NO scholarships available for PCN. So, be sure to download the “making the case” letter in asking your employer for sponsorship.
A list of FAQs can be found here.
A collection of blog posts, recaps and other resources from previous PCN gatherings can be found here.
EPIP is actively seeking sponsorship from funders and corporations.
Our PCN sponsors are a key component to the overall success of this vital convening on racial equity. Join us and be identified among a core group of organizations that have made a considerable commitment to advancing racial and social equity. If your organization is interested in supporting the PCN Gathering, please contact email@example.com. More information on sponsorship tiers can be found for download here.
We gratefully acknowledge the Marguerite Casey Foundation for their support of the 2014 People of Color Network Gathering.
MORE ABOUT THE EPIP PEOPLE OF COLOR NETWORK
The PCN was established in 2005 to widen the leadership pipeline and create opportunities for skills development and personal growth of young people of color in foundations and other philanthropic institutions. Since its inception, EPIP’s PCN has engaged 100+ young leaders from a diverse range of institutions, geographic locations, backgrounds and roles within the philanthropic field.
PCN is specifically intended to support young people of color in the field, such as Asian American, African American, Native American, Latin American, or multiracial individuals. This reflects EPIP’s emphasis on ensuring racial diversity within our next-generation work. EPIP members from outside the U.S. are also eligible to apply, although they should be considered people of color or minorities in their home countries.