History, Context, Privilege
Racial equity efforts are gaining momentum across many aspects of society, including in corporate, governmental, nonprofit, educational, and faith community settings. Undertaking substantive and effective change around institutional and personal racism requires an understanding of the history and context of race in the U. S. This workshop provides the history and context necessary for recognizing white privilege, challenging racism, and advancing racial equity.
This workshop is ideal for any individual working to challenge inequity and racism. Individuals with more background on these topics will gain new ways of talking about race and racism, as a means to support changes in your community. Individuals newer to these topics will walk away with a greater sense of the national and local history of race and racism, as a context for understanding your place in the conversation. Whether your nonprofit works in areas of housing, education, health, the arts, or the environment – understanding the history of race and privilege helps us understand how to work better today.
Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence
This event will address the following best practices:
- HR 18: Nonprofits should strive toward creating a workplace that welcomes and supports employees who reflect the diversity of their community.
- LEAD 12: Nonprofit leaders should create and sustain an organizational culture that best advances the nonprofit’s mission and goals.
- LEAD 17: Nonprofit leaders should encourage their organization’s staff and board to seek out, recognize and leverage the shared and different values of diverse cultures.
Refreshments: Coffee, tea and a light snack will be provided.
Travel: Driving directions and transit options are available on MCN's website.
About the Presenter
Anne Phibbs is the founder and president of Strategic Diversity Initiatives. Anne brings over 25 years’ experience helping organizations advance their equity, diversity, and inclusion goals. She is adept at assessing an organization’s strengths and challenges and tailoring her approach to its context, culture, and goals. Anne has delivered hundreds of workshops and classes for thousands of participants in corporate, government, higher education, nonprofit, healthcare, and faith community settings. Anne built a successful diversity and inclusion leadership program at the University of Minnesota, with a focus on emotional intelligence (EI), and she is an EI Practitioner certified in the EQ-i2.0 and EQ360 methods. As director of education at the University of Minnesota, she was responsible for developing and implementing their successful Certificate Program, a series of 10 workshops designed to increase capacity for diversity and inclusion work across every part of the institution. Anne earned her Ph.D. in philosophy and feminist studies from the University of Minnesota.