Advancing Racial Justice within Your Organization: A Workshop for Nonprofit Managers

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

at Brooklyn Community Foundation
1000 Dean Street, Suite 307

Through our Brooklyn Accelerator initiative, we are pleased to offer training and assistance to Brooklyn nonprofits. This is an exciting opportunity for nonprofit leaders and managers to participate in a free full-day training on Racial Justice facilitated by national experts, with concrete takeaways to apply within their own organizations. 

In order to maximize participants' ability to implement what they have learned within their organizations, we ask that nonprofits register in teams of two staff members. For small organizations with limited capacity for staff to attend, please consider bringing an active board member or other volunteer. 

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Use language and analysis of institutional and structural racism that are commonly used in the field
  • Clarify and build buy-in for the importance of addressing racism in your organization
  • Identify the elements needed to make an effective case for addressing racism and pursuing racial justice in your organization
  • Understand how to use racial equity primes, tools and protocols to address racism and pursue racial justice
  • Consult racial equity resources to identify tools and protocols to use in your organization
  • Connect with a peer network of nonprofit leaders who are addressing racial justice
  • Develop action steps for operationalizing racial equity in your organization

About Our Facilitators:

Cynthia Silva Parker
Senior Associate, Interaction Institute for Social Change (IISC)

Nayantara Sen
Social Justice Trainer and Consultant

Cynthia is an advocate for equity and justice and builds the capacity of individuals, organizations and networks to work collaboratively for social justice. She has served as a Senior Associate at the IISC since 1998. She delivers training, consulting, coaching, and facilitation services to nonprofit and public organizations focused on racial equity, environmental sustainability, community development and other aspects of social justice work. Cynthia’s prior leadership experience includes Director of Boston Freedom Summer, the Ten Point Coalition’s faith-based youth leadership and community development project, and Project Administrator for the Algebra Project, Inc., a national nonprofit education group focused on access to algebra as a civil right. Cynthia holds a BA from Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges and a Master of Public Policy/MCRP from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

Nayantara is an activist, writer, network builder, and social and racial justice educator. She is a senior trainer with RaceForward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation and BorderCrossers, and the Communications Manager at EmcArts. Nayantara has a background in interdisciplinary programs curation and community organizing for immigrant rights and reproductive justice. She produces training curricula and supports clients in organizational integration of equity frameworks and strategies. Since the mid 2000s, she has trained thousands of nonprofit professionals, students, educators, funders, grassroots activists, labor organizers, and change-makers. She is a Board member of CAAAV and Youngist, and an M.A candidate at NYU in Postcolonial Literature, Social Movements and Creative Writing.


Lunch will be provided. 

Space Is Limited - Registration Is Required

**Once an organization completes the registration below, they will receive a link to a participant questionnaire to be completed by both staff members individually.**