Bite-Sized Learning: Identifying and Addressing White Saviorism with Natalie Ringsmuth

Monday, June 14, 11:00 AM - Monday, June 14, 2021, 12:00 PM
Monday, June 14, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee: Free

Join Unite Cloud's executive director Natalie Ringsmuth for a look at how white saviorism surfaces in our organizations and ourselves and actions we can take to remove it from our systems as we build authentically antiracist and equitable ways of working together and with our communities. 

In this session we'll look at definitions of white saviorism, where it historically and presently shows up in the nonprofit sector, and ways to move from models rooted in self-service and "rescuing" to models of reciprocity and mutuality. This session will also introduce you to Natalie, Unite Cloud's work, and lay the groundwork for Natalie's upcoming MCN workshop, "White Saviorism: Knowing Your Role in Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion."

The Bite-Sized Learning events are designed by MCN’s Greater Minnesota team to keep us connected across the state. While the topics are chosen to meet the needs of Greater Minnesota, all are welcome here! Each event will have a short presentation along with plenty of time for networking and discussion on the designated topic. Bring your questions and expertise on the topic! With our cameras and microphones on, we can stay connected, learn, and support one another.

Event Details

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This event will have AI captions via Zoom’s transcription function. Please note that these captions are automatically generated by the computer software and may not always accurately transcribe what is said. If you need professional captioning, or have another accessibility accommodation, please email MCN’s program assistant with your request at least two weeks prior to the start of the event. Although we will attempt to meet all accessibility requests, late request may not be fulfilled.

Facilitator Information

NRingsmuth headshotNatalie Ringsmuth grew up in Central Minnesota and received her Music Education degree from Concordia College in Moorhead. She taught middle school choir in Georgia and worked in the church sector for over a decade. In 2015, she founded Unite Cloud, a non-profit working to reduce racial, religious, and cultural tensions in Central MN. She is also a trainer with the CARE (Community Anti-Racism Education) Team at SCSU (St Cloud State University), and a member of the St Cloud School District 742 board, the United Way Community Impact Team, and the Welcoming America Content Advisory Board. Natalie loves to spend time with her husband and 3 children, making music and playing games.

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