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Webinar Series: Anti-Blackness and Transformative Organizing in the Time of COVID-19

Monday, June 8, 2020 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm EDT
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In Funders Together’s commitment to racial equity, we shared that, in partnership with philanthropy that is committed to preventing and ending homelessness, we would “commit to learning more about the systemic racism and anti-black, anti-native, and other forms of violence and oppression that is our nation’s history and our present so that we can educate ourselves and our members about how this results in disproportionate homelessness among people of color.”

We are excited to deepen our own knowledge and learn alongside our members in this two-part webinar series on white dominant culture, anti-blackness, and transformative organizing. Through this webinar series, we hope funders will deepen their understanding of how we can shift the way we work in our organizations to create more equitable grantmaking practices that will benefit our grantee partners and people of color experiencing homelessness.

During this webinar series, participants will learn how white dominant culture shows up in our organizations and grapple with how to pivot to new ways of working and being. We’ll engage with concepts like principled struggle and liberation and further our knowledge about how anti-blackness, racial capitalism, and transformative organizing can bring us further into the discourse on the four levels of racism: internal, interpersonal, institutional, and structural.

Learning objectives include:

Develop a deeper understanding of key terms, concepts and definitions that are critical to racial equity, liberation, transformation, the Black radical tradition and white dominant culture. 
Do a deep dive of knowledge and context around white dominant culture practices and how they show up in organizational practices and how to identify anti-blackness when it comes up in our organizational practices  
Reflect on how to connect these learnings to your grantmaking organization and work to prevent and end homelessness
Content in this webinar is designed for funders who have already begun their racial equity journey and who have a solid understanding of key racial equity concepts, including: equity (v. equality); internal, interpersonal, institutional, and structural racism; implicit bias; and white privilege. If you are at the beginning of your racial equity journey or feel like you do not have a solid grasp of these concepts, please reach out to Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs, to discuss what kind of learning opportunities might be more appropriate for you.

Webinar Dates & Times

Thursday, May 28 | 1:00-2:30 ET / 10:00-11:30 PT
Monday, June 8 | 1:00-2:30 ET / 10:00-11:30 PT
Attendees are expected to participate in both webinars in this series. If you would like to participate in this webinar series but already know that you have a conflict that you absolutely cannot move, please reach out to Stephanie Chan directly.

Registration Fee

$60 for Full Members
$80 for Basic (non-dues paying) Members and Non-Members

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