Events

  • Monday, November 11, 2019 at 08:30 AM Central Time (US & Canada) · 15 rsvps

    EPIP Chicago Environmental Justice Breakfast Discussion

    EPIP Chicago invites you to join us for an Environmental Justice Breakfast Discussion

    As the climate crisis takes center stage in spaces like the recent Democratic Debates, we must remember that communities of color and under-invested communities are hit first and worst by climate impacts like heat waves and flooding. At the same time, communities advocating for environmental justice, such as Little Village and McKinley Park, are developing people-centered solutions to envision a more sustainable, just, and equitable world. Join EPIP Chicago on November 11th at 8:30 am for a discussion with members of Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, Sunrise Movement – Chicago, and the local philanthropic community to hear more about the field of environmental justice and learn about issues in Chicago that intersect with everything we care about.

    Light breakfast will be available.

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    Panelists

    Juliana Pino is the Policy Director at the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO). Born in Tuluá, Colombia, and raised in both Colombia and the United States, Juliana’s personal life is transnational and her background is interdisciplinary. At LVEJO, Juliana analyzes, researches, and advocates for environmental justice in local, state, and federal policy. LVEJO campaigns cross many areas of environmental policy, including energy systems, food systems, water quality, air quality, brownfields, toxics, land use, transportation, and others. Her work focuses on: advancing energy democracy and community self-determination in regulatory and policy arenas; creating just transition with meaningful collaborative and participatory management of shared environmental resources; and centering frontline community leaders as generators of transformative policy ideas and governance models. Additionally, Juliana is committed to facilitating and cultivating processes that promote social justice and public health, has experience in multi-party negotiation and mediation, and works to build robust decision-making frameworks that center the perspectives of those most affected by both broader structural oppression and the specific policies being deliberated.

    In 2017, Juliana was recognized in Midwest Energy News 40 Under 40 for her work in the transition to a clean energy economy as lead negotiator for low-income programs in the 2016 Future Energy Jobs Act. In 2018, she was named one of Grist’s 50 Fixers for her work in making the world a more just and sustainable place for all. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Environmental Council, a statewide organization that promotes sound environmental policy and protections for land, air, water, wildlife, and human health. Juliana is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment (MS, Environmental Policy and Planning; Environmental Justice), the University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy (MPP, Public Policy Analysis), and the University of Chicago (AB, East Asian Languages and Civilizations). Prior to joining LVEJO, Juliana has contributed to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Great Lakes Commission, and the U.S.-China Chamber of Commerce, among others. Juliana is guided by anti-oppression, is invested in anti-racism movement struggles, and is a big fan of animals.

    Dejah Powell is a 2018 graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Environmental and Sustainability Science and minors in Business and Community Food Systems. Outside of her full-time work as an analyst at Civic Consulting Alliance, working within the Economic Vitality platform area, Dejah is incredibly passionate about connecting students to urban agriculture. In 2016, she founded Get Them to the Green, an organization whose mission is to foster a love for the environment amongst youth across Chicago's South Side. In addition to her work with Get Them to the Green, Dejah is also the fundraising team lead in Chicago with Sunrise Movement, a youth-led movement mobilizing to stop the climate crisis. She is most excited about engaging more communities, especially black communities, on the climate issue.

    Dr. Antonio Reyes López is an independent consultant, educator, and racial equity specialist.  Formerly the Executive Director of the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) in Chicago, Dr. López now supports and advises philanthropy, non-profit, and university leaders working to achieve racial equity goals. His writings have been featured in academic publications, grassroots media, and online journals. Recently, Dr. López has published social movement case studies that feature organizing and policy campaigns for environmental and climate justice. Born in Gary, Indiana and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Antonio earned his doctorate in Borderlands History from the University of Texas at El Paso.

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    Location & Transportation

    This event will take place on the 15th floor of the 222 N. LaSalle St. building in downtown Chicago. It is accessible via public transportation. If you need additional assistance with directions, please follow this link.

    Registration

    This program is a unique opportunity intended for EPIP members. To register for this event for free as an institutional or individual EPIP member, please do so below. If you are unsure of your membership status, email us at membership@epip.org.

    To register for this event as a non-member, please do so here. No one is turned away for lack of funds, so if the ticket price is a concern for you, please contact us at chicago@epip.org.

  • Monday, November 11, 2019 at 08:30 AM Central Time (US & Canada) · $10.00 USD · 11 rsvps

    EPIP Chicago Environmental Justice Breakfast Discussion

    EPIP Chicago invites you to join us for an Environmental Justice Breakfast Discussion

    As the climate crisis takes center stage in spaces like the recent Democratic Debates, we must remember that communities of color and under-invested communities are hit first and worst by climate impacts like heat waves and flooding. At the same time, communities advocating for environmental justice, such as Little Village and McKinley Park, are developing people-centered solutions to envision a more sustainable, just, and equitable world. Join EPIP Chicago on November 11th at 8:30 am for a discussion with members of Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, Sunrise Movement – Chicago, and the local philanthropic community to hear more about the field of environmental justice and learn about issues in Chicago that intersect with everything we care about.

    Light breakfast will be available.

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    Panelists

    Juliana Pino is the Policy Director at the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO). Born in Tuluá, Colombia, and raised in both Colombia and the United States, Juliana’s personal life is transnational and her background is interdisciplinary. At LVEJO, Juliana analyzes, researches, and advocates for environmental justice in local, state, and federal policy. LVEJO campaigns cross many areas of environmental policy, including energy systems, food systems, water quality, air quality, brownfields, toxics, land use, transportation, and others. Her work focuses on: advancing energy democracy and community self-determination in regulatory and policy arenas; creating just transition with meaningful collaborative and participatory management of shared environmental resources; and centering frontline community leaders as generators of transformative policy ideas and governance models. Additionally, Juliana is committed to facilitating and cultivating processes that promote social justice and public health, has experience in multi-party negotiation and mediation, and works to build robust decision-making frameworks that center the perspectives of those most affected by both broader structural oppression and the specific policies being deliberated.

    In 2017, Juliana was recognized in Midwest Energy News 40 Under 40 for her work in the transition to a clean energy economy as lead negotiator for low-income programs in the 2016 Future Energy Jobs Act. In 2018, she was named one of Grist’s 50 Fixers for her work in making the world a more just and sustainable place for all. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Environmental Council, a statewide organization that promotes sound environmental policy and protections for land, air, water, wildlife, and human health. Juliana is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment (MS, Environmental Policy and Planning; Environmental Justice), the University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy (MPP, Public Policy Analysis), and the University of Chicago (AB, East Asian Languages and Civilizations). Prior to joining LVEJO, Juliana has contributed to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Great Lakes Commission, and the U.S.-China Chamber of Commerce, among others. Juliana is guided by anti-oppression, is invested in anti-racism movement struggles, and is a big fan of animals.

    Dejah Powell is a 2018 graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Environmental and Sustainability Science and minors in Business and Community Food Systems. Outside of her full-time work as an analyst at Civic Consulting Alliance, working within the Economic Vitality platform area, Dejah is incredibly passionate about connecting students to urban agriculture. In 2016, she founded Get Them to the Green, an organization whose mission is to foster a love for the environment amongst youth across Chicago's South Side. In addition to her work with Get Them to the Green, Dejah is also the fundraising team lead in Chicago with Sunrise Movement, a youth-led movement mobilizing to stop the climate crisis. She is most excited about engaging more communities, especially black communities, on the climate issue.

    Dr. Antonio Reyes López is an independent consultant, educator, and racial equity specialist.  Formerly the Executive Director of the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) in Chicago, Dr. López now supports and advises philanthropy, non-profit, and university leaders working to achieve racial equity goals. His writings have been featured in academic publications, grassroots media, and online journals. Recently, Dr. López has published social movement case studies that feature organizing and policy campaigns for environmental and climate justice. Born in Gary, Indiana and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Antonio earned his doctorate in Borderlands History from the University of Texas at El Paso.

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    Location & Transportation

    This event will take place on the 15th floor of the 222 N. LaSalle St. building in downtown Chicago. It is accessible via public transportation. If you need assistance with directions, please follow this link.

    Registration

    To register for this event for free as an institutional or individual EPIP member, please do so here. If you are unsure of your membership status, email us at membership@epip.org.

    To register for this event as a non-member, please do so below. No one is turned away for lack of funds, so if the ticket price is a concern for you, please contact us at chicago@epip.org.

  • Monday, November 11, 2019 at 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 11 rsvps
    ECMC Foundation in Los Angeles, CA

    EPIP LA | Lunch with a Leader: Peter Taylor

    What are you doing for lunch on November 11th? Want to grab a bite with Peter Taylor, President of the ECMC Foundation? Us too.

    Join EPIP LA for an intimate lunch conversation with Peter Taylor about what brought him to the ECMC Foundation in 2014 after serving as the CFO for the University of California system following a career in investment banking. Peter currently serves on the boards of the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the J. Paul Getty Trust, and formerly served on the Cal State University board.

    Ask him about his philosophy on leadership, navigating career transitions, and learn more about his perspective on the role of career and technical education in closing the skills gap, and his vision for the Foundation as a strategic grantmaker.

    Lunch will be provided, just bring your questions!

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 08:00 AM Central Time (US & Canada) · 7 rsvps

    EPIP STL | Organizing for Justice 2.0 (Members)

    Organizing for Justice 2.0: A Skill-Building Training for Funders

    November 13th, 2019
    8:00am - 12:30pm
    Missouri Foundation for Health

    Join EPIP St. Louis for a half-day skill-building session in community organizing! We believe building our skills in community organizing is an important step for the philanthropic sector to become ready for real change. Understanding the tools and process of community organizing will help us be better equipped to support inclusive community action. Not only is it important that funders support organizations who engage in community organizing, advocacy and policy work, but it is important for us to organize as a sector to support our grantees, partners, and communities involved in change movements.

    The training will be interactive and build on fundamental principles and models of organizing that were introduced in the training we held in 2018. Participants will also be introduced to organizing tools like power mapping, hear from a panel of community organizers, and have time to reflect on how organizing tools can be used within their current work setting.  

    The training, facilitated by local community organizer Jessica Wernli, will build on some of the fundamental principles and models of organizing. EPIP St. Louis hosted its first community organizing training in 2018, and this training will recap and add to the content of that training. Attendees DO NOT need to have previous experience in community organizing!

    The cost for this training is $25 for non-EPIP members and free for EPIP members. You can find information about joining EPIP here. If the cost of the training is a barrier to your participation, please e-mail Sarah Smith at ssmith@mffh.org

    Agenda:
    8:00 - 8:30     | Continental breakfast & networking
    8:30 - 9:00     | Opening, introductions, & recap of 2018 EPIP St. Louis training
    9:00 - 9:45     | Power mapping
    9:45 - 10:45   | Building a change-making campaign
    10:45 - 12:00 | Supporting grassroots social justice organizations
    12:00 - 12:15 | What’s your plan?
    12:15 - 12:30 | Closing


    EPIP St. Louis will provide a continental breakfast. 



    About the Facili-trainer: Jessica Wernli

     


    Jessica Wernli has lived in St. Louis for eight years, working alongside communities throughout the region to effectively use their collective voice and participate in decision-making on the local, state, and national level. 

    Jessica first moved to St. Louis to serve as Director of United Congregations of Metro-East (UCM), a grassroots organization made up of faith-based institutions that tackled social justice issues such as equity in education and the workforce, and restorative justice practices.

    Following her time at UCM, Jessica worked with Social Innovation STL (now the Community Innovation and Action Center) where she challenged stakeholders throughout the region to consider new and creative ways to better meet the needs of traditionally under resourced and overlooked organizations, such as nonprofits led by people of color, neighborhood associations, and small grassroots organizations. While at SISTL, she co-wrote a white paper titled “Strengthening the St. Louis Regions’ Community Benefit Organizations.”

    Jessica now works as an independent consultant, partnering with nonprofits and community stakeholders to promote and cultivate resident engagement and community organizing.

    She partnered with WePower St. Louis in developing the curriculum for their Power Building Academy, a 7-month community organizing training program for residents. She currently serves as a trainer for the Academy, where she teaches and helps residents develop and execute a local campaign.

    Jessica is also a part of a collective of local black female activists called HeartCrew. With HeartCrew, Jessica has led creative actions in St. Louis including a local #MuteRKelly protest, How to Get away with Murder STL street theater performance, and the Where’s Lyda? Street Town Halls. The collective work of HeartCrew is at the center of a developing docuseries called “Movement Women”.

    Jessica has her master’s in social work from University of Illinois in Chicago. She has a certification for facilitation from both the Leadership Strategies Institute as well as the Interaction Institute for Social Change.

     

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 08:00 AM Central Time (US & Canada) · $25.00 USD · 13 rsvps

    EPIP STL | Organizing for Justice 2.0

    Organizing for Justice 2.0: A Skill-Building Training for Funders

    November 13th, 2019
    8:00am - 12:30pm
    Missouri Foundation for Health

    Join EPIP St. Louis for a half-day skill-building session in community organizing! We believe building our skills in community organizing is an important step for the philanthropic sector to become ready for real change. Understanding the tools and process of community organizing will help us be better equipped to support inclusive community action. Not only is it important that funders support organizations who engage in community organizing, advocacy and policy work, but it is important for us to organize as a sector to support our grantees, partners, and communities involved in change movements.

    The training will be interactive and build on fundamental principles and models of organizing that were introduced in the training we held in 2018. Participants will also be introduced to organizing tools like power mapping, hear from a panel of community organizers, and have time to reflect on how organizing tools can be used within their current work setting.  

    The training, facilitated by local community organizer Jessica Wernli, will build on some of the fundamental principles and models of organizing. EPIP St. Louis hosted its first community organizing training in 2018, and this training will recap and add to the content of that training. Attendees DO NOT need to have previous experience in community organizing!

    The cost for this training is $25 for non-EPIP members and free for EPIP members. You can find information about joining EPIP here. If the cost of the training is a barrier to your participation, please e-mail Sarah Smith at ssmith@mffh.org

    Agenda:
    8:00 - 8:30     | Continental breakfast & networking
    8:30 - 9:00     | Opening, introductions, & recap of 2018 EPIP St. Louis training
    9:00 - 9:45     | Power mapping
    9:45 - 10:45   | Building a change-making campaign
    10:45 - 12:00 | Supporting grassroots social justice organizations
    12:00 - 12:15 | What’s your plan?
    12:15 - 12:30 | Closing


    EPIP St. Louis will provide a continental breakfast. 



    About the Facili-trainer: Jessica Wernli

     


    Jessica Wernli has lived in St. Louis for eight years, working alongside communities throughout the region to effectively use their collective voice and participate in decision-making on the local, state, and national level. 

    Jessica first moved to St. Louis to serve as Director of United Congregations of Metro-East (UCM), a grassroots organization made up of faith-based institutions that tackled social justice issues such as equity in education and the workforce, and restorative justice practices.

    Following her time at UCM, Jessica worked with Social Innovation STL (now the Community Innovation and Action Center) where she challenged stakeholders throughout the region to consider new and creative ways to better meet the needs of traditionally under resourced and overlooked organizations, such as nonprofits led by people of color, neighborhood associations, and small grassroots organizations. While at SISTL, she co-wrote a white paper titled “Strengthening the St. Louis Regions’ Community Benefit Organizations.”

    Jessica now works as an independent consultant, partnering with nonprofits and community stakeholders to promote and cultivate resident engagement and community organizing.

    She partnered with WePower St. Louis in developing the curriculum for their Power Building Academy, a 7-month community organizing training program for residents. She currently serves as a trainer for the Academy, where she teaches and helps residents develop and execute a local campaign.

    Jessica is also a part of a collective of local black female activists called HeartCrew. With HeartCrew, Jessica has led creative actions in St. Louis including a local #MuteRKelly protest, How to Get away with Murder STL street theater performance, and the Where’s Lyda? Street Town Halls. The collective work of HeartCrew is at the center of a developing docuseries called “Movement Women”.

    Jessica has her master’s in social work from University of Illinois in Chicago. She has a certification for facilitation from both the Leadership Strategies Institute as well as the Interaction Institute for Social Change.

     

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 6 rsvps

    EPIP Philly | How We Fight White Supremacy Book Club

    Ever read a book and wonder who can I call to discuss? Look no further EPIP Philly has a book club! Everyone now has a place to talk through philanthropic related reads.

    As part of the inaugural PHLanthropy week, we are reading How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance, a collection of essays and interviews. Feel free to read all of the essays, one or just come to discuss how you fight and dream about freedom. We hope to see you at other PHLantropy Week events.

    More about How We Fight White Supremacy: This celebration of Black resistance, from protests to art to sermons to joy, offers a blueprint for the fight for freedom and justice -- and ideas for how each of us can contribute. Many of us are facing unprecedented attacks on our democracy, our privacy, and our hard-won civil rights. If you're Black in the US, this is not new. As Colorlines editors Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin show, Black Americans subvert and resist life-threatening forces as a matter of course. In these pages, leading organizers, artists, journalists, comedians, and filmmakers offer wisdom on how they fight White supremacy. It's a must-read for anyone new to resistance work, and for the next generation of leaders building a better future.

    Featuring contributions from:

    • Ta-Nehisi Coates

    • Tarana Burke

    • Harry Belafonte

    • adrienne maree brown

    • Alicia Garza

    • Maori Karmael Holmes

    • Khan-Cullors

    • Reverend Dr. Valerie Bridgeman

     

     

  • Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 08:30 AM Central Time (US & Canada) · 4 rsvps
    Nina's Coffee Cafe in Saint Paul, MN

    EPIP Coffee Hour

    Stop by to say hey, or get comfy and get deep.

    Join EPIP MN for another monthly get together as we discuss hot topics in philanthropy such as operationalizing equity, communication styles in the workplace, effective grant making, and so much more!

    Can't wait to see you there!

  • Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 21 rsvps
    Private home in Hollywood

    EPIP LA | Giving Circle Pitch Night

    We are excited to announce that nominations are now open for our current grant cycle. Nominations will close on November 6th, so please get your nomination in soon. As a reminder, our Giving Circle provides grants to support small, Los Angeles-based nonprofits typically operating with an annual budget under $1M. Past grantees have included the Painted Brain, Teens Exploring Technology, Dance for Healing, Al Otro Lado, 1in6, and Social Justice Learning Institute. We look forward to seeing you on November 14th, where you will have a chance to hear about the nominees. Dinner will be provided.

  • Friday, November 15, 2019 at 04:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada) · 4 rsvps
    The Neutral Ground Bar & Grill in New Orleans, LA

    EPIP Louisiana | End Of Year Happy Hour

  • Tuesday, December 03, 2019 at 04:00 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada) · 28 rsvps
    Blush & Blu in Denver, CO

    EPIP Colorado Holiday Happy Hour

    Please join EPIP Colorado for our annual Holiday Happy Hour! Reflect on your year in philanthropy, share what you're excited about for 2020, and learn more about your philanthropic peers. You do not need to be a paid EPIP member to join, however we ask that you currently work for a funding organization, in philanthropy, or at a philanthropy serving organization (PSO)! Your first beverage is on us, and we'll have light refreshments.

    Location: Blush & Blu, 1526 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80218, located next door to Voo-Doo Donuts

    Blush & Blu is a queer-owned lounge that serves coffee and other non-alcoholic beverages as well as spirits, cocktails and beer. Blush & Blu welcomes all humans and does not tolerate intolerance of any identity. The main bar, dance floor and gender free bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. The downstairs and upstairs lounge are accessible by stairs only. The event will be held in the accessible dance floor space and there will be tables and chairs. Parking is metered on Colfax or non-metered on the surrounding residential streets. Please do NOT park in the lot behind Voo-Doo Donuts & Blush & Blu, as you will be towed.