During our time, participants will explore the concept of whiteness by way of the socio-political and historical contexts by which whiteness, and therefore the white dominant culture by which most nonprofits operate, was constructed and has been upheld through policy, legal decisions, and Eurocentric cultural values. Participants will first have an opportunity to explore key moments in United States history that established whiteness as the default, the norm, and the supreme culture before highlight the relationship between this history and how it manifests in our organizational cultures, practices, and policies. Participants will have a chance to briefly explore their own role as gatekeepers within their institutions and how they might be disruptive of race-based inequity by leveraging their own individual and collective power.
This is Part 1 of the two-part webinar. See Part 2.