Sankofa Summer Begins This Week!

EPIP's virtual learning series, Sankofa Summer, kicks off this week with events that help you heal, learn from the leadership of women of color, and virtually connect with the philanthropic community.

Join us for:

  • An interactive workshop on Healing Justice that shares tools for wellness and resilience, breaks down core concepts of healing justice, and focuses on sustaining movement-building for the long term.
  • Our opening plenary, Sankofa!! Paving the Way for Women of Color Leaders in Philanthropy, which brings together several of the women who have helped lead EPIP to where it is today, including former EPIP board members and current EPIP ED Storme Gray. Listen in as they talk about the impact and influence of EPIP on the sector and the challenges and opportunities for women of color leaders in philanthropy.
  • Our opening Happy Hour - a chance to connect with other Sankofa Summer attendees from across the philanthropic sector.

And that's just the beginning...over the next 6 weeks we'll have sessions on everything from Creating a Culture of Healing and Emotional Self Care to Disrupt White Supremacy to Can't Change What You Can't See: Demographic Data Learning Lab.

Click here to register and join us!

And In Case You Were Wondering...

We've gotten a few questions about Sankofa Summer since announcing the virtual learning series, and we wanted to answer them here in case they were also on your mind:

Q: How interactive will the sessions be?

A: Very. We've asked our presenters to engage participants as much as possible! We've also got a wide array of events, which will include some traditional plenary discussions, but also smaller healing workshops, interactive discussions, talks with virtual breakout rooms, and more. 

Q: What if I can't attend a session?

A: Don't worry! By buying a ticket to Sankofa Summer, you get full replays to all events (with the exception of our smaller community care circles, which are available to registrants after purchasing a ticket, and happy hours). Enjoy at your leisure!

Q: Is this virtual learning series only for people working in philanthropic institutions?

A: Not at all! We welcome anyone who is interested in learning more about philanthropy, wants to connect with people in the social sector, or wants to understand how this sector can help advance equity. If you're interested in attending, we'd love to see you at EPIP's Sankofa Summer!

Q: How can I save money on my registration?

A: The easiest way is to become an EPIP member! Right now, we're offering Sankofa Summer registration/EPIP membership bundles that will save you money and give you access to all of EPIP's member benefits, including discounted coaching, chapter leadership opportunities, membership in the People of Color Network (PCN) for practitioners of color, and more.

If you're interested in signing up for membership and Sankofa Summer, just choose the membership bundle when you register, and feel free to contact our Membership team at [email protected] if you have any questions.

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