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ACT's IMPACT Racial Equity Forum

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Join us for this 2-day event on June 9 and 10 from 9am - 1pm

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ACT’s IMPACT: Innovation + Philanthropy Forum convenes board, business, City, community, philanthropic, and nonprofit leaders to discuss innovations in philanthropy and strategies for building the capacity of nonprofit organizations and individuals to make a lasting impact in the community.

ACT began our learning journey in 2019 when we hosted our first community conversation about racial equity at our IMPACT Forum. We are excited to build on the work over the past two years and discuss what’s next at this year’s IMPACT Racial Equity Forum on June 9 and 10.

June 9 – Pre-Conference Session & Keynote Address

Pre-Conference Session

Our journey will begin with a session walking through Alexandria’s history of race and racism through present day and the ALL Alexandria resolution. This session will provide important local context to prepare us for the future work we will be doing together as a community.

Speakers:

• Audrey P. Davis, Director of the Alexandria Black History Museum

• Dr. Daniel Lee, Historian, Office of Historic Alexandria

• Jaqueline Tucker, Race & Social Equity Officer, City of Alexandria

• Community Leaders (TBA)

Keynote Address

What Would it Take to Dramatically Increase Mobility from Poverty?

Nisha G. Patel, Powered by Shakti

Nisha G. Patel is a national expert on social and economic mobility and philanthropy in the United States. Her remarks will explore the holistic definition of mobility developed by Nisha and her colleagues at the U.S. Partnership on Mobility from Poverty, which includes economic success, power and autonomy, and being valued in community. In addition to describing “the what” in terms of the Partnership’s recommended strategies around narrative, jobs, place, people, and data, the conversation will also lift up “how” the Partnership went about its work to both explore traditional research evidence and center diverse voices of people experiencing poverty from across the country in urban, suburban, rural, and tribal communities.

June 10 – Breakout Sessions & Interactive Discussion

Breakout Sessions

The Leadership Imperative and Operationalizing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Swafia Ames, Managing Director – People Strategy & Inclusion, Brighter Strategies

Achieving diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in your workplace is a process for creating change through education, collaboration and vigilance. Courageous leaders that guide their organizations on a DEI journey foster evolving levels of insight that results in growth and new experiences for individuals and the organization. Working to achieve diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments has numerous demonstrated benefits, including enhanced innovation faster problem solving, and increased productivity. As leaders and organizations embark on their DEI journey, it is important that they have a roadmap to guide their efforts. Throughout this session, we will explore a framework for operationalizing DEI and highlight the critical role of leadership along the journey.

Narrative Change: Storytelling from the Margins

Nayantara Sen, Cultural & Narrative Strategist

Session information coming soon

Interactive Discussion

As Alexandria’s community foundation, the vision of a vibrant and equitable community is core to our work. It is important for us to hear from the community about what is needed to move forward to make this vision a reality. The Forum will conclude with an opportunity for attendees to discuss ways in which to promote racial equity in their personal lives, in their workplace, and within the larger community. These conversations will help inform ACT’s Racial Equity Capacity Building Initiative and grantmaking.

There will be opportunities for reflection and conversation with attendees throughout our two-days together. ACT will also host follow up sessions to continue the conversation through 2021. We look forward to continuing this journey together!

Registration

The Forum will be held online over two days and the registration fee will cover June 9 and 10. We encourage you to attend any and all sessions.

• Early registration (April 12 – May 9): $25

• Regular registration: $35

Scholarship funding is available, please contact Molly Klein at molly.klein@actforalexandria.org for more information.

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