Start your morning with the EPIP NY Chapter for a morning of yoga, as we focus on how to manage our stress during these times. Come prepared with a mat (shirts or soft sheets can substitute), some water to drink, and weights. We welcome creativity, so feel free to use filled 16.9oz bottle of water, filled cans, a gallon of milk, etc. instead of weights. We want you to have fun with us.
RSVP for the Zoom information.
ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTOR:
Born in Harlem, and raised in the US Virgin Islands, Foluke extensively studied the art of dance at top schools including the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Harlem School of the Arts, and Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, where she received training in tap, ballet, jazz, Afro-jazz, and traditional African dance. Foluke went on to obtain her Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance at the University of Maryland at College Park and spent several years as a professional dancer and performer with Wright Now Dance Company.
Currently, Foluke Arthurton is an Independent Health and Fitness consultant with 1199 SEIU, where she creates customized health and fitness presentations for 1199 union members. Pilates, Barre Conditioning, Strength and Endurance training are a few of the fitness modalities she teaches to up to one hundred clients on a daily basis. She attributes the way she connects with her target audience to her dance, theatre, and stand-up comedian background. Foluke actively uses humor and comic relief as a way to soothe the mind and soul. Her Christian faith is no secret to her success as she attributes finding her path through the meanders of life through prayer and seeking the face of God. She believes although fitness is a necessary part of the health and wellness paradigm, healthy living goes beyond the gym walls.
Share in her love of all thing’s health, fitness, and FUN on Instagram: @k2kfit_ . Or, her Facebook and Twitter pages: Foluke Arthurton
Join us for our new weekly happy hour, every Friday starting at 5pm. This is a space for joy, connection - and honest discussion about life and work. We'll offer this space weekly for members and non-members alike. As senior leadership have their calls and forums about the philanthropic response to COVID-19, think of this as the same space for emerging leaders to safely share their thoughts and feelings.
The Zoom link will be the same each time, but please RSVP weekly for our planning.
BYOB. Drinks on us when it's safe!
This event has been postponed to June 4 and will be held virtually.
Grab a bite with fellow EPIP members at our next event in the Lunch with a Leader series!
We’re thrilled that Nichol Whiteman, CEO of the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, will be EPIP LA’s next distinguished lunch guest. We’ll be facilitating a conversation with Ms. Whiteman about her foundation, nonprofit, and corporate leadership journey, how equity informs her work, and how she’s impacting philanthropy in the region through “America’s Pastime” of Major League Baseball.
Join us for "Old Money, New Systems: Philanthropy Reclaimed," a three-part webinar series aimed at (re)educating emerging and established grant-makers about the history, purpose, and potential of philanthropy to advance equity and justice.
This interactive series will include pre-reading, interactive exercises, case studies, and small group discussions that equip participants with the tools they need to advance change wherever they sit in philanthropy, whether in a programmatic, administrative or operational roles.
In light of the many inequalities and interdependencies that COVID-19 has brought to light, this series will focus on how we can make a just transition toward systems that center the needs and contributions of Black, Indigenous and other People of Color, redistribute wealth, democratize power, and shift economic control to communities.
Session 1: June 9th, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Register here.
In this session we will:
- Discuss the Background & History of U.S. Philanthropy
- Investigate how BIPOC communities have contributed to our current system of philanthropy
- Provide an overview of the grantmaking process
Session 2: July 7th, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Register here.
In this session we will:
- Discuss what a just transition in philanthropy looks like?
- Discuss why this is important right now, particularly in light of COVID-19
Session 3: August 5th, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Register here.
In this session we will:
- Identify what can we do from our seats to advance a justice and equity practice
- Outline the unintended consequences of our grantmaking practices and create strategies to minimize harm to our grantees
Allen Kwabena Frimpong, is a Managing Partner with AdAstra Collective, a consulting collective focused on building strong people, narratives, and movements. With over 15 years of experience in his field, Allen's work focuses on coaching funders and donors in cultivating grant-making strategies focused on making a just transition towards economic democracy. His capacity-building work in philanthropy has focused on supporting the development of social programs, service delivery models, community organizing campaigns and cross collaboration system change initiatives. He is a recognized thought leader with a unique and creative perspective on his interdisciplinary work with social movements harnessing his skills from the arts, community organizing, resource development & mobilization, as well as participatory planning & design thinking within complex systems. He has a Masters in Urban Affairs and Planning from CUNY Hunter College with graduate certifications in Popular Economics from Amherst College and Labor Leadership Skills from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations. He is currently a candidate at University of Pennsylvania's School for Social Policy in Arts & Cultural Strategy.
Current and former Mentorship Program participants: join us for a virtual EPIP Mentorship Program Mixer! This year, we welcome 7 new mentees into the program - help us kick things off by making connections and sharing your experiences.
Did you miss out on the last People of Color Network (PCN) gathering? Are you looking for community? Join EPIP LA for an informal tea hour where we'll hold space to decompress and connect with your peers. We will provide a couple of prompt questions, but there will be plenty of space to speak about anything on your mind.
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM - Grab your tea, snacks, pillow, and whatever else you need to get comfortable.
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM - First break out for small group conversations
4:45 PM - 5:15 PM - Second break out for small group conversations
5:15 PM - 5:30 PM - Group ground out
Feel free to join and leave when you need. The breakout rooms are flexible and will continue to grow as participants join.
This event is open to members and non-members who identify as individuals of color.