Racial Justice

Resources Roundup: Recommended Books

During our online conference this year we asked participants to share the best book they’ve read in the past year. Here’s what your colleagues are reading! Book descriptions are borrowed from Amazon.…

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Layers of Laments

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Resources Roundup: Empathy Webinar with Christy Vines

In advance of our discussion with Christy Vines about empathy, she sent some resources to enable us to dig into the topic ahead of time. These included, first, two workbooks published by…

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The Work of Racial Justice Workbooks

As a part of her PCP webinar on empathy, Christy Vines shared these two practical workbooks put together by Ideos: The Work of Racial Justice Workbook, Session 2: Identity & Perspective The…

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Shifting Philanthropy From Charity to Justice

We need a new framework for giving to address America’s economic, social, and political inequalities. This article from SSIR was also recommended by Christy Vines of Ideos in advance of her webinar…

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Cultivating Empathy and Internal Awareness for Social Change

From the article: “Empathy has a critical role to play in creating positive social change; it will enable us to become more collaborative and respond more thoughtfully to social issues. We can…

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Racial Equity and Philanthropy

Summary: This research, from Echoing Green and Bridgespan, lays bare the racial disparity in today’s funding environment and argues that population-level impact cannot happen without funding more leaders of color. Christy Vines…

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Foundation Equity Practice Assessment

Exponent Philanthropy has a really useful self-assessment for foundation board/staff on current equity practices- takes less than 5 min and provides some helpful insights for moving forward! Exponent Philanthropy’s Equity Practice Assessment

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A Call to Pray; An Invitation to Lament

The Chalmers Center posted today a timely, heartfelt piece in light of where are nation is. It’s filled with prayers that help us see the spiritual realities we’re in. Our staff used…

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Bryan Stevenson on the Frustration Behind the George Floyd Protests

This Q&A from The New Yorker prompted introspection among some of our members about how our faith requires not only forgiveness, but also the confession that enables us to more fully receive…

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Minneapolis and Beyond: Recommendations for Giving

I received this list of recommended orgs related to racial justice movements happening in our country right now. It’s from Open Philanthropy and their work in criminal justice: Minneapolis and Beyond: Recommendations…

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