As the field of philanthropy moves to have deeper conversations about race, it’s very important that we establish shared language and define fundamental terminology. Many critical conversations are stifled because people fear saying the wrong thing, not saying enough, or being misunderstood. By building a shared language we can begin to push through those fears and have more open conversations. This salon is a highly interactive opportunity for family foundation trustees, CEOs, and senior staff to discuss racial justice terminology and reflect on the implications of shared language. Lisa Graustein, board chair of the W.C. Graustein Memorial Fund, will share how she navigates these conversations at her foundation and through her own work as facilitator.
NCFP is hosting four racial justice salons as supplemental learning to our new Racial Justice Learning and Action Network. These small group discussions will feature case studies and bring to life concepts being covered in the Learning and Action Network. The salons will begin by interviewing a leading practitioner in racial justice who will set the context for the small group breakouts that will follow. These conversations will highlight practices that deepen learning and support our ability to engage in conversations related to wealth.
Please come to the conversation with your video camera on and ready to engage with your peers. Spaces for these sessions are limited to 40 registrants. Roughly 20 slots are being held for Racial Justice Learning and Action participants.