Event Description Back by popular demand - an additional screening and discussion of "Race - The Power of An Illusion"!
Rolling up our sleeves, working together and tackling the most complex issues in our community are a part of our DNA at Washington Women’s Foundation. Through our collective work, we challenge the conventions of philanthropy, change the individual lives of women and transform our communities. We invite you to step in and work on the next challenge: building a more equitable, healthy and just community for all.
As we have learned from our past Diversity Partner Grant experiences and from many of our Discovery Days 2015 speakers, racism has an enduring impact on our systems and institutions as well as a deeply damaging and divisive effect on all individuals. The WWF Member Engagement Committee invites you to continue the conversations begun at Discovery Days and join us in exploring how we can take action to promote equity and inclusion in all parts of our lives, including our philanthropy.
We are very grateful to WWF member Maura Fallon, who will be facilitating our discussions. Maura has extensive experience facilitating change in multi-cultural environments as well as professional expertise in anti-racism work and leading social justice trainings. She is an Executive Coach and Organization Development Consultant and currently is a co-leader of the Environment Work Group.
Movie Screening: The third part of this PBS documentary shines a spotlight on the ways our institutions and policies advantage some groups at the expense of others, giving different groups vastly different life chances. We will view the movie and have an interactive discussion after the film to help you:
- Examine how our institutions shape and create race
- Gain a deeper understanding of the term “institutional racism” and how it differs from individual racism
- Connect this history to your personal experience, regardless of your specific background, through a powerful “healing from racism” conversation
In the interest of facilitating a safe space for discussion, this event is open only to WWF members. After the event, all attendees are invited to a no-host dinner in the International District to continue the conversations.
Can't attend this movie screening? Click here to view a 26-minute excerpt from the episode.