Join us for a special opportunity to meet with our most recent grantee, Social Justice Learning Institute. Come learn more about SJLI's commitment to improving the education, health, and well-being of youth and communities of color in Inglewood and beyond. All are welcome to attend - if you have been curious about the Giving Circle, this is your opportunity to meet members and learn more about us! Dinner will be provided.
Join EPIP LA for its second People of Color Network gathering as we continue the conversation and explore the topic of identity. This informal gathering provides a safe and brave space to connect with fellow leaders of color from the field and deepen your own practice of liberation.
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Snacks and mingling
4:30 PM: Grounding practice and discussion begins
This gathering is open to EPIP members and non-members who identify as people of color.
Skillful collaboration is facilitated by an open mind and heart, keen powers of observation of self and others, compassionate communication, a whole-systems view and a willingness to witness and experience transformation. This workshop will promote these qualities while seeking to enhance leadership skills, self-awareness and a capacity to contribute to positive change at any scale. Participants will be introduced to a variety of facilitation skills and tools through both presentation and hands-on exercises. We will explore facilitative approaches to implicit bias, transgressions and managing difficult conversations related to diversity, inclusion and equity. We will also make space to discuss ways that we can intervene as participants and facilitators when our meetings’ dynamics mirror the racism or other forms of oppression found in the greater society.
By practicing presence, expanding our awareness of self and others and unlocking our creativity, we can realize our potential as inspired and skillful facilitators.
Participants can expect to:
(1) Explore and better understand the role of a facilitator and core facilitative practices;
(2) Learn to imaginatively embrace emergence in unpredictable meetings;
(3) Learn about compassionate communication skills, group culture and ground rules;
(4) Be introduced to a practical and comprehensive facilitator’s tool box; and
(5) Learn strategies to address hurtful transgressions in group work.
The workshop will be facilitated by Adam Wolpert. Adam is a facilitator, educator and fine artist. He leads workshops in group process and has worked as a facilitator with many institutes, communities, organizations and foundations since 1994. In the last 15 years, he has designed and led multiple workshops and trainings in creative collaborative leadership and systems thinking as it relates to group work. Adam has also taught workshops in building and sustaining community and has lived in an intentional community for over 25 years. Adam is a co-founder of OAEC (www.oaec.org) an organization that focuses on cultivating ecological literacy and building the capacity of civic and social movement leaders and organizations to guide their communities toward an ecologically regenerative, economically viable, and socially just future.
Breakfast and networking will begin at 9:00 a.m. Workshop will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will run for four (4) hours until 1:30 p.m., including a working lunch.
When arranging your schedule, please note that November 5 is Election Day.
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!
Didn’t make it to the CHANGE Philanthropy UNITY Summit? That’s ok! Join us on December 3rd to talk about the highlights and key takeaways from the UNITY Summit. We’ll start with an informal panel of attendees who can share what they’ve learned and answer questions. We’ll also spend some time reflecting on EPIP LA’s programming in 2019 and brainstorming for next year.
This workshop is an opportunity to strengthen your ability to be an agent of interpersonal, organizational, and systemic change - showing up as a "co-conspirator" in the work of racial justice. This highly interactive session will give participants a hands-on experience to explore their experience of whiteness, gain tools for having difficult conversations, and begin to identify and tackle institutional and systemic racism in their workplace and communities.
Though the primary audience for this workshop is white people, people of color interested in being with white people on this journey are welcome.
The workshop will be facilitated by Christine Margiotta, Executive Director of Social Venture Partners (SVP). In addition to their core program, the Systems Change Accelerator, SVP provides facilitation, training, and consulting to build a community of nonprofits, foundations, and individuals committed to creating a more just Los Angeles.