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Developing Foundations: Anti-racism in Nonprofit Communications and Storytelling

6 October, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 7 October, 2020 @ 8:30 am



Join us for our annual nonprofit workshop for a two-day virtual event Tuesday, October 6 and Wednesday, October 7 from 8:30-11:30am!

Developing Foundations: Anti-racism in Nonprofit Communications and Storytelling is a two-day virtual workshop for nonprofit leaders seeking to develop communication strategies through a lens of anti-racism. Through small discussion groups, interactive presentations, and communications mapping, participants will begin to learn how to integrate the principles of anti-racism into their storytelling and communications. How do we design shared frameworks for building and repairing trust in the communities we work with? How do we begin to understand dynamics of power? How do we integrate the principles of equity and inclusion into the ways we think about communications? In this two-day workshop, you’ll get the answers to those questions and more. Please be prepared to attend both days of this workshop. We will communicate the virtual online link before the event along with prep reading materials and homework after day 1.

Participants will:

  • develop an understanding of concepts related to dynamics of power at the intersection of race, storytelling, and communications
  • gain access to tools and best practices for challenging racial bias in our communications
  • learn how to talk about structural racism and repair with colleagues, funders, and constituents
  • identify key strategies for championing equity and inclusion efforts through storytelling
  • engage in small group discussions in a brave and welcoming space
  • Cost: $35 per person

Open to all nonprofit staff, board members, and volunteers. Organizations are welcome to register up to five participants; if you’re interested in adding more, please email rachel@parkcitycf.org and request that they be added to the waitlist.

Workshop Facilitator Bios:

McKensie MackMcKensie Mack is a trilingual anti-oppression consultant, facilitator, educator, researcher, and the founder of the McKensie Mack Group. McKensie holds more than 10 years of experience helping organizations, community groups, governing agencies, and healthcare organizations expand dialogues of equity across race, gender, class, disability, and sexual orientation. Their firm, The McKensie Mack Group, has partnered with communities nationally and globally to develop equity-centered communications strategies and cultures that identify and transform social inequity while giving people the tools to better their lives and communities. Using qualitative and quantitative data, the McKensie Mack Group helps communities develop REDI plans and implementation goals through a lens of equity, accountability, transformation, and power. Pronouns: They/them/their

Elizabeth Sampson is the Executive Director of the Chicago Poetry Center, a Chicago based organization that supports underserved schools in promoting equitable access to arts education across Chicago. Elizabeth’s work is focused specifically on the intersection of racial equity, strategic communications, and organizational leadership. As a leader in equity education, they focus on structural transformation within organizations to grow with strength and intention: building internal auditing structures for hiring and employee retention, thoughtful staff support and program growth, and economic stability. Elizabeth has developed and facilitated programs at universities, K-12 schools, national teaching labs, and international organizations. Pronouns: She/Her or They/Them


6 October, 2020 @ 8:30 am
7 October, 2020 @ 8:30 am
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UT United States