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Conveners.org Championing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion - Shared screen with speaker view
Jessica Loman
15:29
Exciting! Welcome Candy!
Karen Craggs-Milne
15:43
hi everyone, so glad to be with you today.
Stefanie Simmons
16:08
Good morning, I appreciate the sacred space.
Edoh SONCY
16:23
Hi everyone, so happy to be there, Edoh from Togo
Rei Champion
17:06
Explore With Us Starts on September 9! Please click here to register: https://conveners.org/explore-with-us/
Rei Champion
17:39
Please use this link to register for Office Hours: https://calendly.com/sarajoy-conveners/consultation?month=2020-08&back=1
Rei Champion
19:21
We’ve made the presentation available to you if you want to follow along:https://conveners.org/convening-coronavirus/
Carla Mays #SmartCohort
19:38
We BIPOC leaders need impact and philanthropy to fund our efforts, and need help convening funders.
Rei Champion
21:14
karen.craggs@gmail.com
Jessica Loman
21:49
Jessica Loman here in Oakland, native land of Chochenyo and Ohlone people. Representing JumpScale and also on the Board of Conveners.org. Looking fwd to this conversation.
Carla Mays #SmartCohort
25:22
Carla Mays, cofounder & Head of Research at #SmartCohort. We are actively working on COVID19 BIPOC communities. I am Black American and have been in the social impact space for 13 years. It has been a very hard space to navigate. Our team needs help in navigating funding as we call to meet needs of COVID19.
Carla Mays #SmartCohort
25:41
carla@smartcohort.org
stephanie@conveners.org
25:56
Thanks for sharing Carla!
Rei Champion
27:03
Here’s the link to the video just in case it’s not playing smoothly on your end:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jm5DWa2bpbs
Carla Mays #SmartCohort
27:14
We need co-conspirators and support.
Laura Gouin
27:31
Oooh I love that wording “co-conspirators”!
stephanie@conveners.org
27:43
x2!!!
Carla Mays #SmartCohort
28:30
We need partners, mentors and funders to address C-19 in BIPOC communities.
Amanda, she/her - Satiated Artists
44:43
@David - great perspective to keep in mind - it’s not about “Shaming” CEOs into being anti-racist. Need to look at strategies of action & empowerment
Amanda, she/her - Satiated Artists
45:09
David Capelli brought that up in our group!
Carla Mays #SmartCohort
45:26
More from DEI to representation & compensation
Carla Mays #SmartCohort
45:34
Move
Cheryl Pack
45:36
the idea that we need to be brave enough to try and make mistakes and if we get it wrong, we try again
Genna Harris
45:41
We talked about that in our group as well…not being afraid to say the wrong thing and also knowing you might mess up but that doesn’t mean you can’t/shouldn’t try or add your voice.
Genna Harris
45:52
Exactly, Cheryl.
Carla Mays #SmartCohort
46:32
Join us BIPOC folks
Carla Mays #SmartCohort
46:38
Hire us
Carla Mays #SmartCohort
46:49
Place us on your boards
Marisol Thomer
46:52
A quote from Howard Zinn
Rei Champion
47:14
@Carla - yes! yes! yes!
David Capelli david@smartcohort.org
47:22
Working with CEO’s internally on compensation and representation (boards, advisors, investment funds, etc) - moving beyond DEI initiatives.
Carla Mays #SmartCohort
47:23
Fight for pay equity & breaking up white spaces
stephanie@conveners.org
47:49
appreciated the honesty in our breakout that shared emotions like feeling vulnerable, angry, exhausted - while also feeling awake and still learning
Carla Mays #SmartCohort
48:08
Create pipelines to representation
Carla Mays #SmartCohort
48:18
NOT DEI
Marisol Thomer
48:50
I love the focus on “effects”
stephanie@conveners.org
51:59
barriers + needs + effects
Cheryl Pack
52:03
yes, very helpful framing
Amelia Abdelrazik (she/her)
53:01
Karen, has this (differential impact of policies) been a successful argument for people who resist anti-racism? I would think that they would reject this on its face -- in the US at least, many people believe that there is equal opportunity for all (of course that's not true).
Genna Harris
58:41
Very interesting book that deals with these preconceived notions and the stories we tell ourselves before we get to know people by Malcolm Gladwell called “Talking to Strangers.”
Carolyn, she/they
58:57
Code switching
stephanie@conveners.org
59:00
Excellent recommendation Genna!
stephanie@conveners.org
59:30
Thanks Carolyn!
Genna Harris
59:31
@Stephanie - I love his books and didn’t feel like this one made the strongest case as some others have/do, but it was an interesting read for sure.
stephanie@conveners.org
01:02:39
Agree long list of other authors shaping this discussion. Invite others to share any of their favs with us …
Emily Pasnak-Lapchick (she/her/hers)
01:03:35
I shared in my small group - How to be Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi - https://www.ibramxkendi.com/how-to-be-an-antiracist-1
Laura Gouin
01:03:38
I really like the breakdown of buckets of racism. It makes it feel more actionable.
Laura Bentzen
01:03:56
The wall notion is incredibly helpful to think through all of the various pieces!
stephanie@conveners.org
01:04:44
Thanks @Karen for sharing framing this intricate “wall” framework - shows how hard this work is.
Rei Champion
01:05:52
A reminder that we’ve made the presentation available to you if you want to follow along:https://conveners.org/convening-coronavirus/
Amelia Abdelrazik (she/her)
01:06:16
For those of us interested in global colonialism & US history of "development," please read "The Divide" by Jason Hickel. I've found it very useful to think about the global history in tandem with US domestic issues. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MCT67DB/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
Emily Pasnak-Lapchick (she/her/hers)
01:07:17
Wanted to note, Trans women are not men dressing up as women, they are women
Avary Kent
01:07:41
+1 emily
Sarah Yerkey
01:07:54
+1 ^^
stephanie@conveners.org
01:08:45
+++
Missie Frandsen
01:08:49
Both learning and growth for me
Alesia McKoy
01:09:06
Learning Zone
Cheryl Pack
01:09:16
learning zone
Sally Peters (she/her)
01:09:18
I’d love the link or source for this!
Amanda, she/her - Satiated Artists
01:09:28
Some fuzzy place between Learning/Growth
Amelia Abdelrazik (she/her)
01:09:41
+1 Amanda
Laura Bentzen
01:09:47
Learning and growth
Edoh SONCY
01:10:49
learning zone
David Capelli david@smartcohort.org
01:11:31
We need a shift to “collective” anti racism action in funding, promotions, hiring, governance, etc. Self/individual anti racist work can cause selfishness and be extractive of BIPOC communities.
Jorge Montoya
01:11:51
Learning Zone
Carla Mays #SmartCohort
01:14:44
Is this about showing up for those of us that are BIPOC or for white folks?
Carla Mays #SmartCohort
01:18:16
BLM statements are garbage as this is messaging
Carla Mays #SmartCohort
01:19:32
Especially when they dont hire or pay fairly
Avary Kent
01:19:42
+1 Carla. the virtue signaling to other white people is on steroids with the reach of social media
Emily Pasnak-Lapchick (she/her/hers)
01:19:47
All the local cities painting Black Lives Matter on the streets but doing nothing to defund the police or address racist policies
Mandar Apte
01:19:59
IMHO, Racism and social injustice will continue until we see "the other". Elevating our consciousness and healing hearts/minds is important before any dialogue can be held. Our work in South Central might inspire - this needs to be done at a community level. We are eager to partner if there is any interest: https://cities4peace.org/portfolio/la/
Genna Harris
01:20:25
“Well done is better than well said.” Just saying you are anti-racist is not enough. You have to do the work…and you don’t do it because you want credit for it. You do it because it’s the right thing to do.
Carla Mays #SmartCohort
01:20:29
We need supporters, mentors and funders
Carla Mays #SmartCohort
01:22:09
Join us in our organizations, hire us, pay us and fight for compensation as North American has deep socioeconomic racism
Carla Mays #SmartCohort
01:23:21
Did you partner with BIPOC or disabled partner & orgs with the Canadian Bank?
Carla Mays #SmartCohort
01:24:22
This is also racism and abilism to hire white or non BIPOC to address DEI?
Sally Peters (she/her)
01:24:39
This is helpful to hear … integrate v mainstream
Carla Datanagan
01:25:31
Thank you for an eye opening discussion. Another invaluable step! Heading to another meeting. Many thanks!
Sally Peters (she/her)
01:26:06
I learned the phrase “Nothing About Us Without Us”
Laura Bentzen
01:26:10
Have to run as well, so sorry! TY Karen!!!
Daniela Hager
01:26:23
Thank you, Karen!!
Carla Mays #SmartCohort
01:26:28
Thank you Sally :)
Sally Peters (she/her)
01:26:41
Carla you are amazing, I want to connect
Luan Tolosa, Spring Activator
01:26:56
Thank you so much Karen!! This was amazing!
Emily Pasnak-Lapchick (she/her/hers)
01:26:57
Thank you, Rei!
Kristen Molina-Nauert
01:26:57
thanks Rei