The non-profit sector, like the rest of society, faces a big challenge when it comes to racial equity. Many organizations and leaders struggle to have open and honest conversations about race. And it goes beyond dialogue–How do we build authentic relationships across race? Address the practices and biases of board and staff leaders of non-profit organizations? Transform systemic racial inequity in the mission-driven organizations we love? The Trinity Boston Foundation (TBF) is hosting a group, which meets for seven sessions, with the goal of honest communication and strategic thinking among senior leaders and executive directors (both People of Color and White) of non-profits. This group will become a safe and trusted container for leaders to bring their most vexing racial equity challenges. We will unpack the biases that we each carry that get in the way of leading this work even more powerfully. We will have separate caucus time for the White and People of Color leaders to unpack the differing personal and professional challenges each group faces.
Description: Achieving racial equity requires society’s systems and markets to perform equally well for different racial and ethnic groups. Unfortunately, the data for most of our systems and markets do not currently show equity or parity for our most disenfranchised racial and ethnic groups. This training will explore how institutional or customary practices, whether intentional or unintentional, are set up to further perpetuate racial health inequities. Participants will get a chance to explore how this manifests in the community context and ways in which they can work actively against perpetuating these inequitable systems.
Audience: Individuals or teams working towards community health who may be new to discussing power and racial dynamics in the context of their community work.
Trainer: Mo Barbosa (HRiA)
Learning Objectives: Participants completing this training will be able to:
- Define racial equity and how it plays out the community context.
- Identify ways in which daily and societal practices influence racial equity dynamics in community work.
- Identify at least two strategies for leveraging their power positively in their community work.
This training addresses the following MA DPH Coalition Criteria:
- Shared vision including a focus on reducing health disparities and promoting health equity
- Consistency with MA DPH’s goals and priorities
- Participation from key stakeholders (individuals and organizations that have a vested stake or interest in a program or policy initiative, e.g. it will impact them directly)
- Membership that is reflective of the community
We hope you will join us for a brown bag networking lunch from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm after the morning session, Power and Privilege in Health Equity, concludes.