In 2018, the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits launched the initiative, Walking the Talk: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in North Carolina Nonprofits, to address the nonprofit racial and generational leadership gaps while lifting up equity, diversity, and inclusion in all North Carolina nonprofits. The 2019 Walking the Talk Webinar Series includes the fifth through eighth webinars that helped progress the initiative.
Purchase the webinars as a series ($79) or individually ($25 each)* to facilitate your organization's own 'walk.'
White Supremacy Culture: Treachery and Transformation
Join the Center and presenter Tema Okun to ground ourselves in a shared understanding of what white supremacy culture is and how it manifest in our organizations so we are better positioned to challenge it. We’ll examine how we are navigating white supremacy culture personally, in our nonprofits, and in our communities, and define our stake in dismantling white supremacy culture as we envision a transformative way of being and doing in the world.
What's White Got to Do with It: Disrupting Race-based Inequities in Well-intentioned Nonprofits: Part 1
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.
What's White Got to Do with It: Disrupting Race-based Inequities in Well-intentioned Nonprofits: Part 2
During our time on the subsequent call, participants will have the opportunity to take a "deeper dive" in exploring more intimately the extent to which white dominant cultural tendencies have been internalized and operationalized within organizations and the role that gatekeepers have in perpetuating or disrupting patterns of exclusionary and non-inclusive practices and policies. The primary focus during this call will be to explore tactics for institutional organizing to galvanize others on your team or in your organization to prioritize bringing an intersectional racial equity lens to their work and to the overall culture of the organization.
The Next Dimension of Equity: Including People with Disabilities as Park of Nonprofit Diversity Work
Disability is a social construct defining what is "normal" and what is not. For organizations already building an understanding of race, gender, and other social constructs and their consequences, this webinar offers a framework to help leaders consider disability in equity planning and identify ways their nonprofit can better include people with disabilities on its staff and board, and among its target population. The presenters, who are nonprofit professionals and people with disabilities, will share their personal and professional experiences, as well as resources and actions that help nonprofits create a culture that presumes competency of people with disabilities for authentic inclusion and accessibility.
*Please let us know if the fee is a barrier for your nonprofit.