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The Courage to Engage

Monday, October 19, 10:00am – 11:30am

Roman, Mezzanine Level

Organized by June Wilson, Executive Director, Quixote Foundation.

Presented by Vickie Benson, Program Director, Arts, McKnight Foundation; and June Wilson, Executive Director, Quixote Foundation.

How do foundations inwardly examine unconscious racial bias, as well as the impacts of racialized structures on their decision making and engagement? This session will look at two different family foundations (one small, one large) and how they began to engage internally in conversations of racial equity & unconscious bias. We will share stories about engaging program staff, administration, and board members, capture lessons learned from others in the room, and provide tools that can help other foundation get started in their own internal conversation.