Embracing Racial Justice in Philanthropy
The recent tragic deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and the shooting deaths of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge have left many in our nation and in our community searching for ways to end systemic and institutional racism and to heal racial divisions.
In this conversation, we will examine philanthropy’s role in supporting and promoting racial justice within the communities we serve. Specifically, we will discuss how racial justice and equity intersect within our own work day-in and day-out. We will use the following three short, thought-provoking blog posts as a starting point for the conversation:
“Why black lives matter to philanthropy” – Brook Kelly-Green and Luna Yasui, Ford Foundation, July 19, 2016
“Is philanthropy redlining black communities?” – Susan Taylor Batten, Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE), July 20, 2016
“Are Foundations and Their Grantees Discussing Race?” – Ellie Buteau, The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP), July 19, 2016
Pick up breakfast and meet at the seating area (colored tables) in the center of the market.
RSVP below so we can keep you informed of any changes, and mark your calendars for the next EPIP Boston breakfast conversation:
- Thursday, October 6, 8:30 a.m. in Cambridge
100 Hanover St
Boston, MA 02108
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