Thursday, September 07, 2017 at 01:00 to 03:30 PM

In this session, you’ll hear what foundations are doing broadly to incorporate equity internally, as well as ways Maryland Philanthropy Network funders are making equity a part of their day-to-day operations. Then, you’ll have the opportunity for small group discussions and a chance to ask deeper questions of each panelist, as you create your own plan for next steps to address equity within your own foundation. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 02:00 to 03:30 PM

60 years after Brown vs the Board of Education, American public schools are more segregated today than in 1968. In the state of Maryland, 9 out of every 10 black Maryland students and 8 out of every 10 Latino students attends a majority-minority school. 1 of every 4 black Maryland students attends a school that is 99-100% minority. Segregating poor, minority children in high poverty schools increases educational inequities.


Stepping Toward Equity…

In recent years, foundations and other funding institutions across the nation have turned their attention to the concept of incorporating a “DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion),” “REI  Racial Equity and Inclusion),” “REEI (Racial and Ethnic Equity and Inclusion),” or “Healing and Reconciliation” Lens in their grantmaking processes.

Not discussed as often is the analytical frame that undergirds these marketing terms; the “change” the institutional funding entity is trying to address: expanding “diversity” — a more...