Making Movements: Changemakers, Nonprofits, and Action
The Center for Nonprofit Leadership, The Fund for Santa Barbara and the McCune Foundation are undertaking an ambitious DEI summer institute that aims to create a dedicated space for understanding allyship and moving towards co-conspiratorship for different marginalized groups on an individual and organizational level, and perhaps most importantly – how we as individuals and organizations can be a part of the larger movement for justice for these marginalized groups.
This program will feature a dedicated learning community on the unique experiences and struggles of a focused marginalized identity through the summer months of June, July, and August. Making Movements: Changemakers, Nonprofits, and Action will be an intentional dual County movement towards building the capacities of our individual advocates and organizations in our collective fight for equity and social justice in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. Systemic change starts from within and cannot be done alone.
Join us and build:
A dedicated network for collective advocacy and collaboration in issue areas affecting some of the most targeted marginalized groups right now
Awareness of the unique experiences and structural barriers affecting your session’s identity group of focus
Shared language and better practices for inclusion and belonging for your session’s identity group of focus
Movement towards more active allyship (moving from ally to co-conspirator) in your own individual practice and in the workplace
In order to build a safe and intentional learning community, participants must attend the orientation hour and all three sessions of their registered week(s).
Week 1: Showing up for Racial Justice
June 27, 29, July 1: 2 pm – 5 pm pst via Zoom
Orientation: June 24, 2022, 9 – 10 am via Zoom
REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED
What does it mean to show up for racial justice as an individual and within an organization? Join us for Week 1 of Making Movements for a dedicated space to develop a more critical perspective on race through an asset based approach. Participants will analyze racial power structures through an intersectional lens and practice applying this lens through their work as an individual ally and in the workplace. Participants will learn from and connect with local Ventura and Santa Barbara based movement building organizations and grassroots organizers doing work affecting BIPOC in our communities
Week 2: Celebrating Diversity
July 18, 20, 22: 2 pm – 5 pm pst via Zoom
Orientation: July 15, 2022, 9 – 10 am via Zoom
COST: $150 (sliding scale offered)
What role has xenophobia played in creating the systemic inequities we as advocates and nonprofits try and change both in society and in our own organizations? Join us for Week 2 of Making Movements for a dedicated space to critically understand how xenophobia is operationalized and incorporated in the United States and what that means for us as advocates and organizations serving and empowering immigrant communities. Participants will engage with complex critical questions related to difference and what it means to truly celebrate and cultivate allyship and environments that celebrate thriving diversity. Participants will learn from and connect with local Ventura and Santa Barbara based movement building organizations and grassroots organizers doing work affecting immigrant communities.
Week 3: Breaking Binaries
August 15, 17, 19: 2 pm – 5 pm pst via Zoom
Orientation: August 12, 2022, 9 – 10 am via Zoom
COST: $150 (sliding scale offered)
What ways can we as individuals and organizations break the binaries that so often entrap us into erasing the nuance and unique experiences of peoples’ gender and sexuality? Join us for Week 3 of Making Movements and learn about the spectrum of gender identity and sexuality and how we as advocates and organizations make space for the fluidity of this community. Participants will have a dedicated space to build their allyship for the LGBTQIA+ community and discuss ways to cultivate a space of belonging in their individual practice and in the workplace that is beyond the gender and sexual binary. Participants will learn from and connect with local Ventura and Santa Barbara based organizations and grassroots organizations doing work affecting the LGBTQIA+ community.
Questions? Please contact [email protected]
CNL MemBer Registration:
This program is presented in partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Leadership (CNL) and extends active CNL Members their member benefits of workshops and events at no additional fee. If you are an active CNL Member and would like to attend this workshop please register using the CNL’s event form for members. Interested in becoming a CNL Member? Learn more here!
for sliding scale options, please contact Kathleen Knight at: [email protected]
Registration is now closed.