The term "racism" is powerful.
It evokes images of the past, a time of black and white newsreels and overt, often violent, acts. The racism of today is subtle, often historically embedded in our institutions and sometimes presenting in biases of which we are unaware. In 2016, the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers launched Putting Racism on the Table, a learning and action series for philanthropy. In 2018, we partnered with Leadership Greater Washington to grow the regional, cross-sector network of philanthropic, nonprofit, and civic leaders who understand racism and are committed to working for racial justice. Together, we are Expanding the Table for Racial Equity.
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The original SERIES
The 2016 Putting Racism on the Table learning series has undergone two independent assessments:
Click here to read a 2018 report on the impact that the series has had over the last two years, by Edward Weizenneger of Georgetown University.
Click here to read the 2016 report by Benjamin Soskis, formerly of the Center for Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy & Policy at George Mason University, and now research associate in the Center on Nonprofits & Philanthropy at the Urban Institute.
structural racism THEATER
WRAG's Putting Racism on the Table work over time has been supported by:
Diane & Norman Bernstein Foundation
Consumer Health Foundation
Greater Washington Community Foundation
Corina Higginson Trust
Horning Family Fund
Leadership Greater Washington
Eugene & Agnes E. Meyer Foundation
Public Welfare Foundation
Northern Virginia Health Foundation
United Philanthropy Forum
United Way of the National Capital Area
Venture Philanthropy Partners
Washington Area Women's Foundation
A Wider Circle
June 11, 2018
Building a Regional, Multi-Ethnic Movement for Racial Equity
Dr. Manuel Pastor, Professor, Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity, University of Southern California
EXPANDING THE TABLE for racial equity
DC: aMERICA'S BLACK MECCA
a CONVERSATION WITH dr. Bernie demczuk | January 2018
Unpacking the carry-on bag of bias: My reflections on WRAG’s “Responding to Comments that are Implicitly Biased: Guidance for African-Americans” training
Why I signed up for (and sponsored) LGW and WRAG’s Expanding the Table for Racial Equity series