Equity and Your Nonprofit

September 10, 2019

Spokane series offered in conjunction with Ijeoma Oluo presentation

By Gabriel Cruden, Program Manager – Eastern Region

In her bestselling book So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo describes racism as, “a prejudice against someone based on race, when those prejudices are reinforced by systems of power.” In the nonprofit sector we are constantly navigating systems of power in order to gain and direct resources to meet acute needs in our communities. The better we can understand these systems, the better we can address issues of inequity and injustice and change the systems that maintain them.

With the support of the Empire Health Foundation, Washington Nonprofits is offering a free series of facilitated learning conversations for nonprofits on the topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion in Spokane. All of the sessions will be held at the Spokane County United Way and are scheduled in conjunction with United Way’s Excelerate Success program hosting a special presentation by Ijeoma Oluo at Gonzaga University.

Session I – Thursday, October 17, 2019
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: United Way of Spokane County, Spokane
Facilitator: Rowena Pineda

Join a facilitated exploration of what the conversation around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is about and how your nonprofit is a part of it.

Session II – Tuesday, November 5, 2019
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: United Way of Spokane County, Spokane
Facilitator: Carmen Pacheco-Jones

Learn about implicit bias and what this means within your organization.

Session III – Tuesday, November 26, 2019
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: United Way of Spokane County, Spokane
Facilitators: Michaela Brown & Lesley Crane

Participate in a facilitated reflection on Ijeoma Oluo’s book and/or presentation, the previous sessions, and what’s next for your nonprofit. Oluo is the author of The New York Times best-seller, So You Want to Talk About Race.

Ijeoma Oluo – Tuesday, November 15, 2019

A Special Presentation by Excelerate Success of Spokane County United Way
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Gonzaga University, Hemmingson Ballroom, Spokane

Cost for all sessions + special presentation: FREE!


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