Maine Philanthropy Center

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Foundational Concepts for Racial Equity

Monday, June 21, 2021 - 1:00pm EDT
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*This is a partner event put on by Funders Together to End Homelessness and Liberation House*

Over the past several years, the conversation about racial equity and addressing homelessness has shifted considerably. For many, the racial justice uprisings underscored the importance of deepening our knowledge and understanding of racism and what it means to be anti-racist. Part of “doing the work” also involves regrounding ourselves in foundational concepts to racial equity and bringing others along who are newer on their learning journey.  

Join Funders Together to End Homelessness and their partners at Liberation House for this training that will explore in-depth the foundational concepts of racial equity, including the history of race, multiple levels of racism, white supremacy, white privilege, and intersectionality. Participants will learn the basics of critical race theory that are necessary for organizational growth and development. We will also focus on analyzing systems that uphold white supremacy and structural racism in our society.  

Later this summer, Funders Together and Liberation House will partner again for a second webinar that will build on these concepts and dive deeper into justice and liberation. 

Learning Objectives

  • Provide a brief overview of equity 101 terminology, including building knowledge around the four levels of racism (internal, interpersonal, institutional, and structural), white supremacy, white privilege, colorism, and principled struggle. 
  • Create intentional space for personal reflection on current knowledge and skills around racial equity. 
  • Build a foundation for participants to learn through shared growth and principled struggle.

Who Should Participate? 

We encourage our members to share this learning opportunity with their colleagues, organizational leadership, and board members/trustees and to spend time processing and learning together. This webinar is suited for:

  • Philanthropy staff and trustees who are newer to learning about racial equity  
  • Philanthropy staff and trustees who want a refresher on foundational concepts in racial equity to reground themselves in the work 

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