Real and Not Real: The history of racialization in the United States
Tuesday, August 21, 2:00pm EDT / 11:00am PDT [PASSED]
- Nayantara Sen, manager of Cultural Strategies and senior trainer, Race Forward
- Malcolm Shanks, Senior Training and Content Development coordinator, Race Forward
- Eddie Torres, president & CEO, Grantmakers in the Arts
Session 6 of the 2018 Webinar Series.
A recording of this presentation is available here.
Our nation has a long history of racism, discrimination, segregation, and cultural inequity. Since the 15th century, systems and structures were put in place which have perpetuated discriminatory practices. Now, in 2018, we see some of the same issues of discrimination rendering racialized outcomes — but why is this if so much time has passed? Ultimately, what does this have to do with arts philanthropy? Join Nayantara Sen, manager of Cultural Strategies and senior trainer, Race Forward, and Malcolm Shanks, Senior Training and Content Development coordinator, Race Forward, as they provide a foundational introduction to the social construction of race in the United States. This webinar will discuss the creation and perpetuation of the racial hierarchy, ideologies of whiteness, and how institutional strategies for diversity, inclusion, and equity often get conflated or confused.
It is GIA’s belief that ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American) individuals whose identities intersect with those of other “minority” social statuses often experience compounded mistreatment that is amplified by the interaction of race. We look forward to an evergreen presentation from Race Forward on how funders can address this issue.
*Note: This webinar serves as a preliminary requirement to all funders who wish to bring a Racial Equity workshop to their community.
For the deaf or hard of hearing, live captioning is available by request. Please contact Sherylynn Sealy, GIA program manager, at least three (3) business days prior to the webinar to request live captioning.
Racial Equity Resources
- Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting: Afro-Asian Connections and the Myth of Cultural Purity by Vijay Prashad
- Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram Kendi
- RacialEquityTools database
- Race Matters Toolkit + Talking about Race by the Annie Casey Foundation
- Race Forward’s Racial Equity Impact Assessment Tool
- Catalytic Change Report featuring info on racial equity grantmaking assessments
- Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity’s Critical Issues Reports
- Beyond 101 Training: Arts Lab: www.raceforward.org/practice/nyc-arts