Interaction Institute for Social Change
IISC’s mission is to build the collaborative capacity of individuals, organizations, and networks to pursue social justice and racial equity. IISC recently approved a strategic direction for the next three to five years that is grounded in our 25-year history of strengthening collaboration and addressing critical future needs of our sector and the world. We will innovate at the intersection of equity, networks, and love, making racial equity our core strategic focus. We believe that racial equity is a critical driver of transformational collaboration in this era.
Fundamentals of Facilitation for Racial Justice Work
One of the more challenging aspects of racial justice work is facilitating the wide range of dialogues and planning conversations needed to understand the issues and plan for how to address them. In our work as leaders, knowing about structural racism and understanding the difference between “inclusion” and “equity” are one thing; being effective at helping other people talk about them and plan for them is another. The workshop will deepen participants’ skills to do just that, focusing on the “who,” “what,” and “how” of facilitation, centering on five essential practices of racial justice leadership.
This is a two-day workshop for two participants from your organization.
Grantee Readiness Markers
Participants have familiarity and comfort engaging around core racial equity concepts (e.g., structural racism, implicit bias, privilege).
Expected Grantee Outcomes
Workshop participants will:
- Develop action steps for operationalizing racial justice in your organization
- Connect with a peer network of leaders who are addressing racial justice in and through their organizations
- Use language and analysis of institutional and structural racism that are commonly used in the field to analyze your organization and its work
- Clarify the importance of, and make the case for, addressing racism and pursuing racial justice within your organization
- Understand how to find and use a variety of tools and protocols to address racism and pursue racial justice
Grantee Participation Requirements
- Attend a 2 day in-person workshop with two participants from each organization
- Join a 2-hour virtual follow-up session 3-4 weeks after the workshop
Participants must commit to the entire time for the face-to-face workshop, plus the virtual follow up session. Please arrange travel accordingly.
Service Dates and Locations
- In-person workshop: September 25-26, 2019, 9:00am to 5:00pm ET each day
- Workshop Location: The Nonprofit Center, Boston, MA
- Virtual Follow-up: October 23, 2019 2-4pm ET