Philanthropy and Racial Equity: White Privilege and Power

Philanthropy and Racial Equity: White Privilege and Power

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

The inequity and racial disparities that many foundations seek to address are often perpetuated by policies that not only disadvantage communities of color but also over-advantage whites and white-led organizations seeking funding.

For foundations to work toward racial equity through their philanthropic investments and leadership, they must shine a light on white privilege and power both internally and externally.

Join this interactive session where you will explore the concept of “the white frame”; increase your understanding of white culture and privilege within the philanthropic field; and examine how white culture remains an invisible but insidious aspect of our grantmaking activities and foundation practices.

All participants must come prepared by reading the accompanying article: Paying Attention to White Culture and Privilege: A Missing Link to Advancing Racial Equity.

Our facilitators for this session are:

  • A. Adar Ayira, Associated Black Charities and Baltimore Racial Justice Action
  • Dottye Burt-Markowitz, Baltimore Racial Justice Action
  • Maggie Potapchuk, MP Associates and Baltimore Racial Justice Action

This program is part of Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Philanthropy and Racial Equity Series and is for Maryland Philanthropy Network members only.