<!-- Copy everything on this page and paste it in Mailchimp using the <> Source button in the editor --> <h1 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/events">Official Events</a></h1> <br><br> <!-- End Official Events, Begin Member Led Events --> <h1 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/events">Member-Led Events</a></h1> <br><br> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/rachelbranaman/_turning_diversity_and_inclusion_into_an_effective_philanthropic_tool"> Turning Diversity and Inclusion into an Effective Philanthropic Tool</a></h2> <h4 style="text-align:center">Wednesday, October 28 - 01:00 PM </h4> <p style="text-align: center; margin: 2rem 0;"><a style="display: inline-block; padding: 14px 32px; background: #cd3c48; border-radius: 4px; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: 1px; font-size: 20px; line-height: 26px; color: white; text-decoration: none;" title="Click here to RSVP" href="https://www.rpcvw.org/rachelbranaman/_turning_diversity_and_inclusion_into_an_effective_philanthropic_tool" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=United+States">Zoom</a></h3> <p><span>U.S. philanthropy has always existed at the intersection of capitalism and racial injustice, perpetuating the social and economic issues it promises to fix. Black, indigenous, and other people of color are fighting to dismantle the inequities that exist within the philanthropic space which impact communities of color and other underserved groups. </span></p> <p><span>Muhi Khwaja, the co-founder of the American Muslim Community Foundation (AMCF), will discuss how the foundation is leveraging its spaces to integrate inclusion principles into philanthropy. Grayce Wiggins, with the Housing &amp; Community Development department of the City of Takoma Park, will discuss how the city's grant committee strategically aligned its funding priorities and grantmaking decisions based on the city's racial equity initiative.  </span></p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/rachelbranaman/practicing_equity_as_a_nonprofit_leader">Practicing Equity as a Nonprofit Leader</a></h2> <h4 style="text-align:center">Wednesday, November 04 - 01:00 PM </h4> <p style="text-align: center; margin: 2rem 0;"><a style="display: inline-block; padding: 14px 32px; background: #cd3c48; border-radius: 4px; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: 1px; font-size: 20px; line-height: 26px; color: white; text-decoration: none;" title="Click here to RSVP" href="https://www.rpcvw.org/rachelbranaman/practicing_equity_as_a_nonprofit_leader" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=United+States">Zoom</a></h3> <p class="font_8"><span>Nonprofit leaders are using their positions of power to integrate diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility into their organizations. This session, moderated by Zahra Billoo, executive director of CAIR-San Francisco Bay Area (CAIR-SFBA). The discussion will talk about whiteness in nonprofit spaces and how each panelist is using their identity and privilege to share support communities of color and incorporate inclusion principles into their organizational practices. Panelists include: </span></p> <ul class="font_8"> <li> <p class="font_8"><span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.ispu.org/staff/" target="_blank">Meira Neggaz</a>, executive director of the <a rel="noopener" href="http://www.ispu.org/" target="_blank">Institute of Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)</a></span></p> </li> <li> <p class="font_8"><span><a rel="noopener" href="https://magdalenhouse.org/amo-team/kay-colbert/" target="_blank">Dr. Kay Colbert, DSW, LCSW</a>, board chair for <a rel="noopener" href="https://magdalenhouse.org/" target="_blank">The Magdalen House</a></span></p> </li> <li> <p class="font_8"><span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.talemconsulting.com/about" target="_blank">Rachel Branaman</a>, principal of <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.talemconsulting.com/approach" target="_blank">Talem Consulting</a></span></p> </li> </ul> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/rachelbranaman/language_matters_incorporating_equity_into_your_marketing_and_fundraising">Language Matters: Incorporating Equity into your Marketing and Fundraising</a></h2> <h4 style="text-align:center">Wednesday, November 11 - 01:00 PM </h4> <p style="text-align: center; margin: 2rem 0;"><a style="display: inline-block; padding: 14px 32px; background: #cd3c48; border-radius: 4px; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: 1px; font-size: 20px; line-height: 26px; color: white; text-decoration: none;" title="Click here to RSVP" href="https://www.rpcvw.org/rachelbranaman/language_matters_incorporating_equity_into_your_marketing_and_fundraising" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=United+States">Zoom</a></h3> <p class="font_8"><span>Nonprofits draw on research into language, persuasion, and marketing to create effective appeals and communications. They rely on storytelling and marketing archetypes to produce the message and linguistics which are proven tools for persuasion. <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.talemconsulting.com/about" target="_blank">Rachel Branaman</a>, principal of <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.talemconsulting.com/approach" target="_blank">Talem Consulting</a>, and <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.facebook.com/SaadiaAhmedCommunity/" target="_blank">Saadia Ahmed</a>, principal of Fluff and Logic, will discuss ways to share your stories in a way that prioritizes community-centric and culturally relevant language without "othering" the community that your nonprofit serves.  </span></p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/rachelbranaman/combating_anti-blackness_in_our_faith_communities">Combating Anti-Blackness in our Faith Communities</a></h2> <h4 style="text-align:center">Wednesday, November 18 - 01:00 PM </h4> <p style="text-align: center; margin: 2rem 0;"><a style="display: inline-block; padding: 14px 32px; background: #cd3c48; border-radius: 4px; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: 1px; font-size: 20px; line-height: 26px; color: white; text-decoration: none;" title="Click here to RSVP" href="https://www.rpcvw.org/rachelbranaman/combating_anti-blackness_in_our_faith_communities" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=United+States">Zoom</a></h3> <p class="font_8"><span>A majority of Americans consider themselves religious. Most of the world's religions arose in geographies where the skin color of those indigenous peoples was not white. The distinctions drawn between people in religious texts are religious and moral, not ethnic or racial. However, some people of faith use religion to support their own preconceived prejudices to justify racial oppression. This session will discuss how each panelist is combating anti-Blackness in Muslim, Christian, and Jewish communities. Panelists include:</span></p> <ul class="font_8"> <li> <p class="font_8"><span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.cairchicago.org/our-staff" target="_blank">Sufyan Sohel</a>, deputy director and counsel, <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.cairchicago.org/" target="_blank">CAIR-Chicago</a></span></p> </li> <li> <p class="font_8"><span><a rel="noopener" href="http://www.oychicago.com/double-chai/bio.aspx?id=23132#:~:text=Karyn%20Bass%20Ehler%20is%20a,all%20people%2C%20groups%20and%20organizations." target="_blank">Karyn Bass-Ehler</a>, civil rights attorney</span></p> </li> <li> <p class="font_8"><span><a rel="noopener" href="https://floridachurches.org/meet-the-executive-director/" target="_blank">Rev. Dr. Russell L. Meyer</a>, executive director, <a rel="noopener" href="https://floridachurches.org/" target="_blank">Florida Council of Churches</a></span></p> </li> </ul> <hr>