Racial Justice 101 for Nonprofits
November 5th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us on November 5th from 10 AM to 12 PM for a training session where directors, staff, and board members serving in the nonprofit sector can explore issues of racial justice. The session will cover why all nonprofits should be invested in issues of racial justice, what foundations must be in place for this work, how to avoid tokenism, and how to engage stakeholders in difficult conversations.
We are currently planning for this session to be in person at YWCA of Grand Island with social distancing parameters in place. All attendees must also wear masks. If COVID cases continue to rise, we will shift the session to be online via Zoom.
- Support anti-prejudice and anti-racist organizations.
Whether it’s volunteer work, financial support, or your voice. You can make a difference!
- BE a proactive parent.
Expose your children to diversity.
- Explore services, programs, and classes that are unfamiliar to you.
The first-hand experience can be enlightening and give perspective.
- Work on projects with groups who are different from your own.
Working as equals on a common project is the best way to undo prejudices.
- Don’t make assumptions.
Examine your prejudices and make adjustments to your thinking.
- Be a positive role model.
Be vocal in opposing discriminatory views. Don’t criticize, educate.
- Think before you speak.
Words can hurt, whether you mean them to or not.
- Learn about others and their cultures.
By learning about other people, your life will be enriched.
- Make an effort to get to know those who are different than you.
Look for things in common and celebrate differences.
- Don’t laugh at racist, sexist, or any other stereotypical jokes.
Don’t let your silence speak for you, simply say, “I didn’t find that funny.”