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Advancing Racial Equity in Grantmaking: A Long Table Discussion

Tuesday, October 14, 3:00pm – 5:30pm

Holocaust Museum Houston

Organized by Vickie Benson, Arts Program Director, McKnight Foundation; Sharon DeMark, Program Officer, Minnesota Philanthropy Partners; Glyn Northington, Senior Group Manager, Community Relations, Target; and Eleanor Savage, Senior Program Officer, Jerome Foundation.

Moderated by Angelique Power, Senior Program Officer, Culture, The Joyce Foundation and Eleanor Savage, Senior Program Officer, Jerome Foundation.

Conceived by artist Lois Weaver, The Long Table is a hybrid performance-installation-roundtable-discussion-dinner-party format designed to facilitate public engagement among people with common interests. It experiments with participation by reappropriating a dinner table atmosphere as public forum, and encouraging informal conversations on serious topics. A long table will be set up with chairs and refreshments; everyone is welcome to the table – to ask questions, make statements, leave comments on the paper tablecloth, join the table, leave the table, or simply sit, watch, and listen. This Long Table is an opportunity to introduce and reflect on recent initiatives in racial equity, to discuss what/who the barriers are to this work, and to explore effective actions and strategies by funders and others. This off-site session will be held at Holocaust Museum Houston.