Prosperity NOW Summit (DC)
Sep
5
to Sep 7

Prosperity NOW Summit (DC)

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About the Summit

Overview

The change we want to see is massive, and we can’t do it alone. Built on the notion that our voices are stronger when they’re raised together, the Prosperity Summit brings together the nation’s most diverse group of voices working toward a common goal: a nation where prosperity is within reach for all.

Hosted biennially in the Washington, D.C., area by Prosperity Now, the Prosperity Summit offers three days of sessions, networking events, keynote addresses and advocacy visits to Capitol Hill.

Learn more about the Summit Agenda and Register Today.

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Mel King Institute: Undoing Racism
Sep
20
to Sep 23

Mel King Institute: Undoing Racism

Undoing Racism

Dates: 

September 20, 2018 to September 22, 2018

5:30pm-8pm Thursday, 9:00am-5:00pm Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm Saturday

Through dialogue, reflection, role-playing, and presentations, this intensive workshop challenges participants to analyze the structures of power and privilege that hinder social equity and prepares them to be effective organizers for justice. 

The workshop is open to:

  •  community organizers and leaders
  •  peace and social justice advocates
  •  students, participatory researchers, and educators
  •  community development practitioners
  •  anyone interested in creating a more humane society

The 2 ½ day workshop includes:

  •  historical & institutional analysis of racism
  •  understanding the structure of oppression
  •  defining and sharing culture
  •  leadership development
  •  principles of accountability and networking

The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond was formed in 1980 by Dr. Jim Dunn and Ron Chisom, who worked to establish a training institute that provides not only community organizing skills, but an analysis, principles, and values that make these skills useful.  The multiracial team of organizers/trainers includes more than 40 men and women whose anti-racist organizing expertise includes years with civil, labor and welfare rights struggles, educational, foster care, social service and health reform movements, as well as youth and grassroots community organizing. They have trained thousands of people across the world.

Limited scholarships are available for Simmons and BC students, Haymarket grantees and MACDC members.

Flyer with more information on Undoing Racism 2018

To register, please download and fill out the following document and send to jaime@haymarket.org 

Registration Document for Undoing Racism 2018

Registration fee: 

$250 for MACDC members; $350 for small organizations/individuals, $450 for large organizations/individuals

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Prosperity Now Webinar on Addressing Racial Inequality
Aug
16
2:30 PM14:30

Prosperity Now Webinar on Addressing Racial Inequality

Overwhelmed & Overdue: Addressing Troublesome Debt in Black Communities

Troublesome debt (e.g. high interest loans, past-due bills, criminal justice debt) can present significant barriers to the financial prosperity of low- and moderate-income (LMI) Black families. With support from MetLife Foundation, Prosperity Now collaborated with three community-based organizations—along with expert advisors and varied stakeholders—to understand what community members need to address troublesome debt.  

Join this engaging webinar for research updates and preliminary findings on troublesome debt in LMI Black communities. We’ll discuss insights from community member interviews with leaders from our local nonprofit partners. We’ll also explore knowledge, behavioral and structural barriers complicating debt for LMI Black communities. We’ll share implications and recommendations for practitioners and policymakers at the local, state and federal levels. In addition, we’ll create space to think creatively together about addressing barriers and gaps in services for LMI Black communities overwhelmed by troublesome debt.  

These webinars are free, but advance registration is required.

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Prosperity Now Webinar on Addressing Racial Wealth Inequality
Aug
8
2:00 PM14:00

Prosperity Now Webinar on Addressing Racial Wealth Inequality

Financial Coaching Network Bi-Monthly Peer Call SeriesExploring Common Programmatic Challenges Through the Larger Contexts in Which Our Communities Live

Join Prosperity Now’s Financial Coaching Network for our next peer call, in which we continue our conversation about racial wealth equity and financial coaching. We’ll identify common programmatic challenges, and hear from financial coaches about stepping back to understand the context in which our communities live while considering the many barriers they navigate. We’ll discuss what may be at the root of these challenges and what we can do about them—from program design to delivery. Two leading practitioners will join the call to share their thoughts and experiences. We’ll also open up the call for a group discussion with all of you who tune in!

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TSNE MissionWorks Webinar: Beyond Diversity to Inclusion
Aug
1
10:00 AM10:00

TSNE MissionWorks Webinar: Beyond Diversity to Inclusion

Presented by: Massachusetts Nonprofit Network and TSNE MissionWorks

Join TSNE for a one-hour webinar, presented by the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, and Trina Jackson and P. Stewart Lanier of TSNE MissionWorks.

How do organizations create an environment where people feel they can actively participate, where their contributions are respected and valued? This webinar will present next steps toward moving beyond the individualism of diversity to the systemic and cultural change needed to build inclusive organizations.

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Beyond Diversity to Inclusion
Jun
28
9:00 AM09:00

Beyond Diversity to Inclusion

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THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2018
9:00 A.M. TO 3:30 P.M.

Presented by: Stewart Lanier and Gina Patterson
Fee: $109* (full-day, lunch is included)

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

How do organizations create an environment where people feel they can actively participate, where their contributions are respected and valued? This workshop is about taking that next step toward moving beyond the individualism of diversity to the systemic and cultural change needed to build inclusive organizations.

Learning objectives:

  • Share of best practices on how to move from representation to inclusion
  • Understand the role of implicit bias and impact on leadership, hiring, staffing and decision-making
  • Learn to have courageous conversations about race
  • The role of intentionality — orientation to an inclusive culture that is self-perpetrating through organizational systems, policies, and practices

Discussion-based learning:

  • What does commitment and leadership look like throughout this long process?
  • Developing awareness about white dominant cultural norms and bias against people of color
  • Understanding micro-aggressions
  • Differentiating between diversity and inclusion
  • Understanding power and privilege
  • Defining institutional racism and its manifestations within an organization
  • Creating safe spaces for courageous and difficult conversations about race
  • The role of leadership in commitment to inclusion
  • Allowing for the co-creation of ideas

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

Gina Patterson is the Consulting and Executive Transition (CET) Associate at TSNE MissionWorks with over 10 years of experience in the government and non-profit sectors. Her background includes building policy and strategy for public safety and public health entities, capacity building and program structuring for workforce and youth development programs and advocacy for vulnerable populations. Her work is rooted in promoting equitable access and opportunity for vulnerable populations. She has a Bachelor of Science from Simmons College, Boston and a Masters of Public Administration from Columbia University.

P Stewart Lanier is the Consulting and Executive Transition (CET) Senior Associate with over 20 years of experience supporting and guiding nonprofit and faith-based organizations through developmental and transformational change. He has long been active in supporting anti-racism efforts in nonprofit leadership and raising awareness of white supremacy culture through his work with White People Challenging Racism. He is the 2016 recipient of the Drylongsjo Award for anti-racism work from Community Change, Inc. An ordained United Methodist minister, he began his professional career as a pastor. In addition to holding a M. Div. from Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Stewart received experiential training in inclusion and whole systems processes from American University, earning an MS with distinction in Organizational Development.

REGISTER

Click here to register.

Location

Unless otherwise noted, all workshops are held at the NonProfit Center in the 2nd Floor Community Conference Center, conveniently located in Downtown Boston at 89 South Street, Boston 02111 near South Station. For detailed directions please visit http://www.nonprofitcenterboston.org/directions

* If your organization is a tenant of the NonProfit Center, a fiscally sponsored project or grantee of TSNE MissionWorks, please contact trainings@tsne.org before registering to request a scholarship rate of $25.00. Scholarships are limited, and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis; maximum 1 per organization per workshop.

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Latina Circle: Leveraging Our Cultural Identity as an Asset
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Latina Circle: Leveraging Our Cultural Identity as an Asset

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Part II of the State of Latinos and Race in Massachusetts
Leveraging Our Cultural Identity as an Asset


In March 2018, Latina Circle hosted a lively panel discussion on the State of Latinos and Race in Massachusetts. As a continuation of the race dialogue, we invite you to a salon style discussion on how our cultural identity benefits our work and how to leverage it as an asset in the workplace, in the board room and on the playground. Participants will learn how race has shaped structural inequalities, how bias shows up in our behaviors and in groups and organizations, and how to reshape our behaviors to honor our cultural identity. Participants will also leave with a shared language on cultural identity as an asset and driver of innovation, and for having constructive conversations around difference.

Facilitator: Dr. Raul Fernandez is a lecturer in the Higher Education Administration program and the director of the online Ed.M. program at the Boston University School of Education. He is a well-recognized leader and accomplished speaker on issues of diversity and inclusion, with hundreds of faculty, staff and students at numerous campuses and conferences having attended his workshops. Raul’s signature workshop Blind Spots challenges participants to examine their background, beliefs and biases while identifying areas where they can do the work and grow. He’s facilitated versions of Blind Spots for deans, faculty and administrators, doctors and nurses, high school teachers and tutors, resident assistants, campus activities boards and orientation leaders.

Agenda:

6:00 – 6:30 Registration and Networking

6:30 – 8:30 Workshop and Discussion

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CHAPA Young Professionals Summer Series presents: Putnam Green!
Jun
27
3:30 PM15:30

CHAPA Young Professionals Summer Series presents: Putnam Green!

Young Professionals Summer Series Presents: Putnam Green!

Join CHAPA this summer as they visit affordable housing developments impacting the communities of Cambridge, Salem, and Quincy! We start our series in Cambridge with a visit to Putnam Green, owned by Homeowner's Rehab, Inc.! 

Putnam Green is a 40 unit, 100% affordable new construction project completed in 2012. This development received strong support from the community and City of Cambridge and provides much-needed affordable family housing in the Cambridgeport neighborhood. Putnam Green is also LEED Platinum certified and has become a model of sustainable construction practices and energy efficiency.

During this event, we will do a quick walking tour of the development and surrounding neighborhood. Participants will be able to get questions answered about the project, learn about the history of Homeowner's Rehab, and more! We will end our event at Naco Taco for apps and drinks! 

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ALPFA Boston’s 12th Annual Latina Summit
Jun
21
8:00 PM20:00

ALPFA Boston’s 12th Annual Latina Summit

ALPFA Boston’s 12th Annual Latina Summit aims to provide Latinas with an understanding of the power in building meaningful relationships. Through the Latina summit “Leveraging the Power of Relationships” Latina professionals will learn how to build and draw on their relationship capital, the power of sponsorship, how to ask, and have a clear understanding of how to act on the responsibilities as a protégé.

The audience will also discover how to “Accelerate Women Inclusion in key fields in Boston: STEM, Healthcare, Finance, Entrepreneurship, and D&I” as we present strategies on creating, nurturing, and maintaining a professional support network. This year Women of ALPFA is addressing the importance of “Investing in Young Latinas” and calling for ALPFA members to support young Latina Girl Scouts.

OUTCOMES FOR 2018 LATINA SUMMIT PARTICIPANTS

●  Connect Latina professionals, build, and maintain valuable relationships.

●  Elevate women’s voices, provide personal, and professional development tools.

●  Promote career opportunities, economic growth, and mentoring opportunities.

REGISTER HERE                                            

AGENDA (Subject to change)

4:30p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration and refreshments
5:30p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Welcome
6:00p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Breakout sessions A & B:

A.     How to Accelerate Women’s Inclusion in Key Fields in Boston: STEM, Healthcare, Finance, Entrepreneurship, and D&I

B.     Gaining visibility: Are Latinas in Boston represented?
7:00p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Award ceremony
7:15p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Closing remarks
7:30p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Networking

The 2018 Latina Summit will feature two sessions each with 4-5 panelists, who will give a brief introduction followed by a moderated discussion.

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Build a Longer Table for Refugees: Solutions and Actions You Can Take Today
Jun
20
12:00 PM12:00

Build a Longer Table for Refugees: Solutions and Actions You Can Take Today

Wednesday (June 20th, 2018) is World Refugee Day, an international observance dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world. As we are all aware, there is an unprecedented number (over 65 million) of people who have been forced from their homes in recent years.

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Mel King Institute: Skills for Facilitating Difficult Conversations
Jun
14
9:30 AM09:30

Mel King Institute: Skills for Facilitating Difficult Conversations

Hosted by the Mel King Institute, in this interactive workshop, we will focus solely on facilitating a dialogue, discussion, and conversation in groups. We will use sample conversation topics such as racial equity and trauma to discuss and practice best facilitation practices. Be prepared to come with an open mind to practicing these skills. 

Registration fee: 

$55

Registration link:

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Facing History Corporate Breakfast, "Can We Talk About Race in the Workplace?" Featuring Dr. Deborah Plummer
Jun
11
8:00 AM08:00

Facing History Corporate Breakfast, "Can We Talk About Race in the Workplace?" Featuring Dr. Deborah Plummer

You are warmly invited to Facing History New England's Corporate Breakfast featuring Dr. Deborah Plummer, Chief Diversity Officer at UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Healthcare. Dr. Plummer will present corporate sector strategies for discussing and furthering racial and social equity in the workplace. 

Dr. Deborah Plummer is a nationally recognized psychologist and diversity management thought leader, about corporate sector strategies for social advances around racial equity and inclusion. As the Chief Diversity Officer at UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care and a Professor, Dr. Plummer continues her research on diversity metrics and cross-racial friendships while teaching cultural competence in healthcare and strategies for reducing health disparities. Dr. Plummer is the incoming Chair of the Facing History and Ourselves New England Advisory Board.

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