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 2: CELEBRATING DIFFERENCE
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.