Written by EPIP Chicago Steering Committee Members,
Cristina GuerreroRead more
By Marca Bristo
"Twenty five years after passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, there is much work yet to be done to impact true integration of the disabled."Read more
It is a vivid memory, the day I woke up, opened my eyes, and began to see the chasm that clenches racial inequity in this country and the world—it is pervasive and structural, unyielding and entrenched. The day was a cold afternoon in December 2014...Read more
How can emerging practitioners disrupt this exhaustion, breathe new life in the effort to advance DEI in philanthropy and throughout the sector, and begin to make DEI not only visible but consequential to communities affected by historic and systemic inequities?Read more
EPIP Chicago members and leaders are launching a blog series on DEI - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - in philanthropy. This is the first of five posts in the series.Read more
"At D5 Coalition, we define equity as, “Improving equity is to promote justice, impartiality and fairness within the procedures, processes, and distribution of resources by institutions or systems. Tackling equity issues requires an understanding of the underlying or root causes of outcome disparities within our society.”
In the PolicyLink’s Equity manifesto, it says “it [equity] demands honesty and forthrightness calling out racism and oppression, both overt and systemic”
But let’s be real, talking about equity is hard. ..."Read more
What you’ve heard about Chicago summers is true— they are the best part about living in the city! EPIP Chicago had a great summer and as we brace for fall’s unpredictable weather and gusty winds, let’s relive what we were up to in the summer.
Read updates from our Chicago Chapter including lessons learned from summer events like "Facilitation for Grantmakers" and "Chicago Women in Philanthropy Women Leadership Mentoring Program" and find out about upcoming events & opportunities.Read more
Collaboration across organizations is not easy feat, but when it works value is always elevated. EPIP Chicago, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) Chicago and All A-Board Alliance have been working together in Chicago to make the most of community collaboration. As a board member and community leader, Lauren King has a unique perspective to highlight opportunities for this kind of collaboration. A former EPIP Chicago steering committee member and current board member at YNPN Chicago and All A-Board Alliance, Lauren reflects on her experience participating across networks here.Read more
Call for EPIP CHICAGO Steering Committee Members
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN CHANGING THE FACE OF PHILANTHROPY IN CHICAGO?
EPIP Members are invited to join EPIP Chicago’s Steering CommitteeRead more
Jenny's Raggedy Thoughts on EPIP Conference New Orleans
By: Jennifer Shanks
New Orleans was the perfect location for EPIP to convene. As one of the opening panelists poetically described, New Orleans is a city that is dealing with the disaster of inequality that hit the shores of Louisiana over 100 years ago. Katrina's devastation has provided a reminder of systemic inequities - and the opportunity to create new paths for creative problem solving, civic engagement and community building - and collectively figure out solutions to new challenges including the preservation of the city's vibrant communities and combating gentrification. Center stage is movement building around the issue of institutionalized and systemic racism.