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Town Hall: Unveiling and Addressing Racism in the Nonprofit Sector - Shared screen with speaker view
Crystal Collins (she/her) BBBS Middle TN
26:58
Good afternoon everyone! https://www.linkedin.com/in/crystal-collins9416/
Joseph Gutierrez (he/him) - Maddox Fund
27:21
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Noah Spiegel
27:29
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Hillary Musice - CNM
27:38
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Kisha Hicks (she/her)
27:50
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Laura Baker
28:02
Laura Baker with Nashville Humane!
Kyle Sebastian (he/him)
28:03
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Lowell Perry
28:07
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Hillary Musice - CNM
28:07
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Yvette Thomas
29:14
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Yuri Cunza / Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
29:49
Hello everyone!!!
Jason Shelton Hands On Nashville (he/him)
29:56
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Jason Shelton Hands On Nashville (he/him)
30:00
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Terrence Schofield
30:23
Hello Everyone
Jody Lentz
30:37
So glad everyone is here today!
Liz Haas, Director Communications, Alive Hospice (she/her)
30:39
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Amber Leach (she/her) BBBSMT
30:40
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Hillary Musice - CNM
31:29
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Hillary Musice - CNM
32:13
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Kathryn Swanton - CNM
32:13
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E.Sean Lanier
33:05
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Hillary Musice - CNM
33:11
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Young Leaders Council Office
33:18
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Lowell Perry
33:31
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Mary Sims
33:57
Hi Everyone
Mary Sims
34:04
Mary
Hillary Musice - CNM
34:17
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Candace Clippard | Day 7
34:19
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Mary Sims
34:25
Mary Sims NAMI Tennessee
Matt Deeb, The Frist Foundation
34:42
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Denise Carothers
35:06
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Rebecca Nofi, CVA (she/her) - GNRC
36:54
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Dawn Stone (she, her, hers) - CNM
38:34
“In the last few years, have you seen nonprofits evolve their organizational practices to limit or reduce tokenism? Are there any noteworthy or encouraging examples you could share?”
Vic Sorrell (he/him)
38:46
Would be great to hear some examples of tokenism that might easily go unrecognized by the under-educated leader
Dawn Stone (she, her, hers) - CNM
40:30
Token by definition - What is tokenism in the workplace?Tokenism is the practice of making only a perfunctory or symbolic effort to be inclusive to members of minority groups, especially by recruiting people from underrepresented groups in order to give the appearance of racial or gender equality within a workplace or educational context.
Omegbhai Uriri - AutismTN
41:35
Being asked to serve on boards, and you're the only minority there
Dawn Stone (she, her, hers) - CNM
42:12
@Omegbhai excellent point
Dawn Stone (she, her, hers) - CNM
43:01
Yes!!!
Dawn Stone (she, her, hers) - CNM
43:25
Share the wealth.....
Noah Spiegel
43:26
Can the speakers address the opposite of tokenism with some examples of how nonprofits can change more than language - change behaviors?
Dawn Stone (she, her, hers) - CNM
44:02
@Noah, you got it!!
Robyn Price
46:12
Being intentional, actively seeking diverse views and experiences
Dawn Stone (she, her, hers) - CNM
46:25
YES Robyn and Kisha
Jarissa Greenard (She/Her)
46:43
Yes!
Noah Spiegel
48:23
Tokenism is connected to disrespect for the humanity of the “other” - Nonprofits should embed authentic respect for all into their org values.
Miriam Reed / CNM
48:36
It is important to remember that individuals from underrepresented groups can also provide insight and expertise that is not directly related to our underrepresented identity. We would like the opportunity to share our entire life experience and not just those related to our marginalization. Sometimes it feels that our value is only recognized in very narrow ways.
Dawn Stone (she, her, hers) - CNM
48:41
yes @Noah
Tari Hughes - CNM (she/her)
49:32
Yes, thank you, Miriam!
Omegbhai Uriri - AutismTN
49:52
yes, @Miriam
Noah Spiegel
49:58
Yes @Miriam!
Jody Lentz
50:17
Amen Miriam!!
Lowell Perry
50:26
White folks have to do the work if things are going to change. Not as a guilt trip, but to better understand how racism has been embedded in our societal systems. Intentionally. It will take equal or greater intention to rectify. A couple good books - White Privilege Checklist by Molly Secours and Waking Up White by Debby Irving.
Courtney Blaise, Second Harvest Food Bank
50:45
Yes Lowell!
Yuri Cunza / Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
51:01
Well said Lowell
Jarissa Greenard (She/Her)
51:02
How can we hold organizations accountable? We don't want to fall into a check box scenario; however, how can we ensure that organizations continue to be lead by just and inclusive culture/policies?
Kathryn Swanton - CNM
51:23
Thank you for sharing that resource @Lowell!
Melanie Shinbaum, St. Luke's Community House
51:48
Thanks for sharing those, Lowell!!
Lowell Perry
51:56
Amen Conflict Chick!
Noah Spiegel
52:08
Nonprofits also need to speak to funders and change the conversation about how we report “diversity” in the organizations.
Lowell Perry
52:55
Thank you! Can't do things to and for people, but WITH them
Jody Lentz
53:13
#crockpotwork
Miriam Reed / CNM
53:15
That is a keeper . . . crockpot work indeed! ;o)
Noah Spiegel
53:37
Yes @Lowell! Nonprofits too often are doing things TO communities rather than WITH them.
Dawn Stone (she, her, hers) - CNM
53:46
2. “Meaningful change takes time, and many nonprofits are small, making it difficult to show progress in the short term. How can nonprofits communicate meaningful efforts to improve DEIB (diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging) in the short term? What types of actions and levels of transparency might be valued by the communities they serve?”
Lowell Perry
54:20
Must be a dialogue and not a monologue
Bill Vaovasa- Second Harvest (he/his/him)
54:34
Correct Noah
Noah Spiegel
54:35
^ Agreed Lowell!
Lowell Perry
56:08
You hit it Corbette! What is the endgame?
Noah Spiegel
57:35
Can we talk about the overwhelming whiteness of nonprofit leadership? The Mid-South Compensation report showed 62% are white and only 35% are Black. That 2 to 1 ratiio is not reflective of our communities.
Kathryn Swanton - CNM
59:09
We got that Q on our list @Noah!
Lowell Perry
59:12
Thank you Noah! The Board must send a signal that the tent is big and welcoming. And nonprofit boards must please stop saying they can't find people.
Lowell Perry
01:00:35
If the Chief Diversity Officer is not reporting directly to the CEO, that sends a message on whether or not it is a box check.
Candace Robinson - BARR Center
01:01:17
YES! The endgame!! A backwards design model/approach to change makes sense - organizations must state beyond mere desires to be diverse, equitable, inclusive, and creating a sense of belonging however affirm which stepsorganizations committed to sustain change for the long term.
Lowell Perry
01:01:55
Yes Candace!
Noah Spiegel
01:03:06
Can we also acknowledge that D.E.I are all separate words and concepts - not a monolith - and take different efforts and strategies to move the needle. It’s not a one and done “box” to check.
Noah Spiegel
01:03:48
Shout out to Lowell Perry as well!!
Lowell Perry
01:04:31
Walking right with you Noah!
Noah Spiegel
01:04:34
Thank you @Kisha!
Lowell Perry
01:05:20
Love how Kisha speaks truth to power without apology. Keep rocking it!
Tari Hughes - CNM (she/her)
01:05:39
Unfortunately, the national percentages skew even more white than the Memphis area.
Bill Vaovasa- Second Harvest (he/his/him)
01:06:01
Preach Kisha!
Noah Spiegel
01:06:25
Build Black wealth - give to the Give Black Give Back at the community foundation and other black led groups.
Lowell Perry
01:06:52
How do we better engage black and brown sources of wealth and influence to change that narrative Kisha?
Lowell Perry
01:07:18
Thanks Noah!
Hal Cato
01:07:43
Agree with Noah on treating them as separate words. How I see it: Diversity is a fact. Equity is a choice. Inclusion is an action. Belonging is the outcome.
Jody Lentz
01:08:03
@Hal: boom!
Kathryn Swanton - CNM
01:08:07
I love that breakdown @Hal
Tari Hughes - CNM (she/her)
01:08:08
Nice, Hal.
Lowell Perry
01:08:12
Yes Hal!
Noah Spiegel
01:08:21
@Hal - YES that is fantastic.
Lowell Perry
01:10:01
Thanks Tari and CNM for teeing this up. From the participation and reactions I am seeing, a follow-on discussion is a must!
Tari Hughes - CNM (she/her)
01:10:07
Amen!!
Kenny Dozier, Kennie Playhouse Theatre
01:10:09
Great action explanation Hal!
Noah Spiegel
01:10:40
My friend and colleague Kia Jarmon talks about the shift from a charity mindset to a justice mindset. If we as a sector can shift from “otherizing” those in need to a justice building sector we can have a shift in thinking toward respect, inclusion and equitable access to all that we can offer to our fellow humans.
Susannah - she/her - Plant the Seed
01:10:44
Yes. I hope this is the first of many conversations and working groups CNM will host.
Pam Brown | Insight Counseling Centers
01:10:50
Corbette! Thank you! The funder/overhead conversation is so tiresome.
Tracey Levine
01:11:01
Would love a part 2 conversation!
Lowell Perry
01:11:23
Thank you for addressing that issue Corbette. Programs don't magically run themselves. Nonprofits must be able to build capacity like any other small business!
Lowell Perry
01:11:36
Amen Pam!
Noah Spiegel
01:11:47
Thank you to CNM for opening up this forum to have an uncomfortable conversation.
Lowell Perry
01:12:16
Thank you Joy!!! I like the term Social Profit.
Tari Hughes - CNM (she/her)
01:12:23
Social change? Social Impact?
Lowell Perry
01:12:24
Jody
Bill Vaovasa- Second Harvest (he/his/him)
01:12:32
Jody!!!
Dawn Stone (she, her, hers) - CNM
01:13:09
How can nonprofits or community benefit organizations intentionally balance the wage disparity between people of color and their white counterparts?
Robyn Price
01:13:28
that's where the term "non-profit " is appropriate ...you don't typically make one in this field :-(
Dawn Stone (she, her, hers) - CNM
01:13:49
@Robyn...truth
Dawn Stone (she, her, hers) - CNM
01:14:00
I want to change this
Lowell Perry
01:14:26
A "nonprofit" should be able to make sufficient money each year to establish cash reserves like any other small business. Good bizsense
Dawn Stone (she, her, hers) - CNM
01:14:27
I get bothered when I meet organizational leaders working a job to pay for their nonprofits.
Dawn Stone (she, her, hers) - CNM
01:15:10
equity analysis
Jody Lentz
01:15:23
“Non-profit” also reinforces the “charity” mindset
Crystal Collins (she/her) BBBS Middle TN
01:15:34
@Corbette Yes! I recently moved from Chicago where I worked in what felt like a naturally diverse workplace. Moving to Nashville and working here I have seen an interesting shift
Corbette Doyle (she/her)
01:15:57
:interesting: is the operative word
Tari Hughes - CNM (she/her)
01:16:32
The word "Charity" is like fingernails on a chalkboard to me!
Dawn Stone (she, her, hers) - CNM
01:16:34
Contact Dawn to find your authenticity score for your organization. We can help you get your badge which includes a DEIB metric based on your organizational mix
Omegbhai Uriri - AutismTN
01:17:11
Even when money is directed to training it is usually not spent on people of color. They tend to be relegated to the back of the line for promotions, trainings, etc
Lowell Perry
01:17:43
Dawn you rock!
Kathryn Swanton - CNM
01:18:00
Doesn't she @Lowell :)
Mary Sims
01:18:53
Yes she does!!!
Pam Brown | Insight Counseling Centers
01:20:04
Dawn, I am hopeful you will add your answer to this question.
Lowell Perry
01:20:21
Everyone has to be a student and do your due diligence, even when you think you are an expert.
Robyn Price
01:20:23
We move from awake to woke to WORK!! (Actual resource form The Equity Center
Dawn Stone (she, her, hers) - CNM
01:21:06
Charity old school - Justice Belonging and Liberation is NEW SCHOOL
Dawn Stone (she, her, hers) - CNM
01:21:12
Go to class...do our work.
Kathryn Swanton - CNM
01:21:15
I love that @Robyn. I've never heard that before and it makes a lot of sense.
Dawn Stone (she, her, hers) - CNM
01:21:26
Yes @Robyn
Robyn Price
01:22:05
Build a race equity culture go beyond "initiatives"
Lowell Perry
01:22:21
You never master building a culture. It is an ongoing effort where you must seek to continually improve.
Jody Lentz
01:22:34
Word, @Lowell
Lowell Perry
01:22:35
Sospot on Robyn
Robyn Price
01:22:46
@ Lowell agreed
Kenny Dozier, Kennie Playhouse Theatre
01:23:00
How can I get a copy of this workshop?
Tracey Levine
01:23:31
Yes! Please!
Marie Sueing
01:23:42
Thank you all for this engaging, honest and "rich" conversation!
Kenny Dozier, Kennie Playhouse Theatre
01:23:53
Thank You Dawn!
Susannah - she/her - Plant the Seed
01:24:00
This was fab! Thank you, Dawn. Love your heart and spirit.
Laura Baker
01:24:05
Thank you!!
Kathryn Swanton - CNM
01:24:05
I'll be sending out the recording, chat, and resources tomorrow.
Lowell Perry
01:24:07
Tell my frat brother hello Marie!
Tessa
01:24:07
Thank you!
Tracey Levine
01:24:11
Thank you everyone!
Noah Spiegel
01:24:12
Thank you Dawn and the wonderful panel!
Melanie Shinbaum, St. Luke's Community House
01:24:18
Appreciate this thoughtful session!
Dawn Stone (she, her, hers) - CNM
01:24:21
We will answer the questions in the email to you and look at the chat. If you want a coffee or zoom, contact me dawn@cnm.org
Marie Sueing
01:24:23
Will do Lowell! :-)
Candace Robinson - BARR Center
01:24:31
Thank you for hosting us in this safe space to be brave!
Liz Haas, Director Communications, Alive Hospice (she/her)
01:24:32
thank you CNM and panel! This topic needs ongoing attention.
Jason Shelton Hands On Nashville (he/him)
01:24:37
Thanks everyone! Wonderful, well-spent time.
Brionna Crawford (she/they)
01:24:41
This was great, thank you!
Bill Vaovasa- Second Harvest (he/his/him)
01:24:42
well done Dawn & CNM. Thx for the invite.
Randall’s iPhone
01:24:44
Be the change.
Dawn Stone (she, her, hers) - CNM
01:24:45
Liz yes
LaToya Davis
01:24:50
Thank you all!
Courtney Blaise, Second Harvest Food Bank
01:24:50
YES PLEASE!
Dawn Stone (she, her, hers) - CNM
01:24:50
Thanks Randall
Courtney Blaise, Second Harvest Food Bank
01:24:52
more of this!
Robyn Price
01:24:54
Thank you all
Jarissa Greenard (She/Her)
01:24:55
Thank you all!
Courtney Blaise, Second Harvest Food Bank
01:24:55
THANK YOU!!!
Veronica Mozzo-Wirr
01:24:55
Please more on this topic!
Sarah O'Rear, The Land Trust for TN
01:25:06
Thank you, all!
Michelle Boudreaux/Metro Nashville Government Office of DEI
01:25:06
Thank you!
Amy Cooper (she/her) The Family Center
01:25:19
THANK YOU!!