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.
WEEK 3: BREAKING BINARIES
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.