About the Series
Anti-Black racism and white supremacy are embedded in philanthropy and in our institutions, often invisible to the majority of us, even as we work with intention towards equity and justice. As change agents within philanthropy, we are stretching to become our best selves, rise to the moment, and progress toward racial equity. Foundations of Racial Equity is a space for guidance and fellowship on the path to racial justice. Wherever you are on your journey, we invite you to consider whether this entire series or individual sessions within it, will support you in making progress on your anti-racism journey.
In order to undo systems of oppression, we need to understand the foundations of systemic anti-Black racism and white supremacy in our country. We cannot shift systems or our organizations without understanding how we got here, nor without looking at ourselves, at our relationships, and at our organizations themselves. The guiding purpose of Philanthropy California’s Foundations of Racial Equity (FRE) Series is to provide training for philanthropic practitioners to understand how anti-Black racism and white supremacy influence the field of philanthropy and to provide opportunities for action in your organizations based on what you learn here.
You can register for the full series at a discounted price or the individual sessions of your choice. We recommend attending Session 1 along with any other individual sessions you choose as it lays the groundwork for all session content.
We will explore the Association for Black Foundation Executive’s (ABFE) approach to grantmaking with a racial equity lens. ABFE’s framework provides opportunities for grantmakers to support Black communities, and, more broadly, our greater society. ABFE’s analysis and tools build upon grantmaking with a racial equity lens but are tailored specifically to grantmaking in and for Black communities. By centering systemic anti-Black racism within an intersectional framework through which we understand the social, economic, historical, and cultural dimensions of human life, we can each understand the role we play in our fight towards racial equity and justice. As a result, ABFE has created a set of tools that reduce gaps in racial disparities facing Blacks in the United States.
ABFE trainers will guide participants through an introduction to ABFE’s framework for advancing racial equity through policies and practices. The training will focus on the incorporation of a structural lens to the work of grantmaking, and an introduction to the use of core tools to advance racial equity. Three tools will be presented in this module: 1) Data disaggregation and root cause analysis; 2) Racial equity impact analysis; and 3) Communication
We will practice working with some of the tools we explore. Participants will take a deep dive to learn how to take action to advance racial equity through their foundation’s grantmaking practice.
Join Us To:
- Learn about ABFE’s framework for advancing racial equity through policies and practices
- Learn about ABFE’s core tools that enable grantmakers to take action to advance racial equity in your foundation’s grantmaking practice
- Workshop one or more of ABFE’s tools to advance equity through grantmaking
Cost to Participate
- Members: $150 per session or $675 for the full series
- Nonmembers: $200 per session or $950 for the full series
Module A: Tuesday, January 24 | 9:30 am – 12:00 pm PT
Module B: Thursday, February 2 | 9:30 am – 12:00 pm PT
All are welcome here, advocates and aspirants alike; Foundations of Racial Equity is a space for guidance and fellowship on the path to racial justice. Wherever you are on your journey, we invite you to consider whether this entire series or individual sessions within it, will support you in making progress on your anti-racism journey.
We acknowledge and recognize that Philanthropy California members exist on a spectrum. Some are already well along in their racial equity journey, and others are just beginning. In this training series, we’ll provide participants with opportunities to explore the foundations of racial equity, and the ways systemic anti-Black racism most commonly plays out in philanthropy. You should join this series if:
- You are beginning your learning journey with your awareness of the impacts of systemic anti-Black racism and white supremacy in institutional philanthropy.
- You want to bolster your anti-racism efforts with content that gives you a foundational and holistic understanding of how racism shows up in philanthropy, and how to make progress towards racial equity in your institution.
- Your foundation does not squarely see racial equity as your target work but understands its importance.
- You want to act on racial equity and don’t know where to start.
Please note that all functional areas within organizations are welcome, including trustees.
If you require any accommodations to fully participate in this program, please contact [email protected].
Kyumon Murrell, Philanthropic Advising Services, ABFE
Kyumon Murrell serves as the Program Coordinator of Philanthropic Advising Services at ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities. As Coordinator, he is primarily responsible for: providing administrative and logistical support, communicating with potential clients, analyzing data to highlight the impact of the REGP client workshops, and creating content related to RPBC presentations.
Prior to joining ABFE, Kyumon worked with the New York State Health Foundation as a part of the Building Healthy Communities programmatic area. At NYSHealth, he used mapping software conduct an impact analysis on NYSHealth’s grants and subsequent outcomes. He also worked with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) to support its Open School Initiative, and helped in leading the Boston Public Health Commission’s Youth Advisory Board with its public health youth projects.
Kyumon Murrell was born and raised in New York. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from Northeastern University. He prides himself in taking an interdisciplinary approach to health and seeks to be a thought leader in alleviating the effects of health inequities. In his free time, he enjoys travelling, cooking, and reading.