EPIP Colorado is excited to offer this virtual workshop in our Equity 2.0 Series to deepen our learning and skills to advance inclusion and social justice in our professional and personal lives.
Microaggressions - What are they? What is their connection to colonial and patriarchal hierarchies and present-day systems of oppression? How might we respond to them as people who are targeted? As bystanders? What is the differential and cumulative impact of these daily slights on people with intersecting marginalized identities versus those with dominant identities? Led by Jamie Morgan of Morgan & Rushton Consulting, this 3-hour interactive conversation will explore these questions and more. Participants will have the opportunity to dig into relevant concepts and frameworks and explore the historical roots of microaggressions and other forms of interpersonal and systemic oppression. The session will end with small groups unpacking real life case studies in order to brainstorm ideas for interrupting microaggressions and modeling anti-oppressive and justice oriented behaviors.
Space is limited, register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.
What is leadership? A year ago, when I accepted the role as EPIP’s Executive Director, I sat with this question for quite some time, reflecting on the models of leadership that I had seen held up as exemplary.
Leaders are fearless.
Leaders are confident.
Leaders are focused, stoic, unflappable, and always poised.
Those models didn’t resonate with me, though. And as the year went on, and the events of 2020 came crashing down upon us like unrelenting waves upon the shore, I realized why. Any model of leadership which removes the fullness of human emotions for the sake of performing perfection was more isolating than it was liberating. I wanted more than that for myself, more than that for EPIP, and more than that for the work ahead of us.Read more
How Generation Y is Shaping the Future of Philanthropy
Reflections by Angela Sanchez, Program Officer for College Success at ECMC Foundation, a national foundation that makes investments in postsecondary programs and initiatives.
When ECMC Foundation (ECMCF) first brought me on almost three years ago, I wasn’t yet old enough to rent a car for an upcoming site visit. We were in the early stages of our staff growth and I was officially the youngest person in the office. I did the math—indeed, I was half a standard deviation younger than the average age among my fellow staff members. Only my immediate program director – a Millennial from the 80s – helped skew the average away from making me a full standard deviant. [read more]Read more