Thursday, December 3, 2020
HEALTH CARE FOR ALL
Understanding Structural Racism in Nonprofit Environments
December 12th 2-5 p.m.
Why is this important?: Racism is a powerful force that inhibits our progress toward justice, peace, and prosperity.
About this Event
Why is this important? Racism is a powerful force that inhibits our progress toward justice, peace, and prosperity. Despite decades of legal and social reform aimed at reducing inequity. Inequality continues to be a significant problem in all societies and most organizations. Subsequently, we have conversations around or about Institutional Racism without having a mutual understanding of what it is and now it operates in our environment. Because of this lack of knowledge we often unknowingly perpetuate harm. Having a shared understanding is the first step in dismantling institutional racism.
THIS WORKSHOP WILL ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS?
What is structural racism?
How is structural racism different from other forms of racism?
What is institutional power?
How does structural racism show up in nonprofit environments?
THIS WORKSHOP ADDRESSES THE FOLLOWING LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Establish a shared understanding of some commonly used, but commonly misunderstood terminology.
Explore how current organizational values either support or disrupt Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.
THIS WORKSHOP IS PERFECT FOR YOU, IF:
You work with/ in diverse populations.
You are a nonprofit professional.
You work for an organization that provides services to populations with a different race, citizenship status, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender than you or the leadership of your organization.
You care about increasing access and opportunity for others on a meaningful level.
You sit on the board of a nonprofit organization that serve diverse populations.
HOW TO KNOW IF THIS WORKSHOP ISN’T FOR YOU.
I’m going to be honest and let you know that this workshop may not be for everybody. This is not a sit and listen only workshop where the speaker reads from the PowerPoint and you are able to passively learn and take notes. This is an interactive workshop that will require radical introspection. You'll be required to engage, create, and have conversations so that you will walk away with not only a deeper understanding of your institutional power and how to leverage it to counter structural racism.
This workshop is typically $75 per person. In an effort to increase access and reach more people, I’ve reduced the rate to just $45 per person.
A LINK TO THE WORKSHOP WILL BE EMAILED TO TICKETED PARTICIPANTS PRIOR TO WORKSHOP.
Organizer: S. Rasheem
Organizer of Understanding Structural Racism in Nonprofit Environments
Rasheem is an Independent Scholar and Social Scientist whose scholarship encourages a critical examination of society and culture through the lens of race, gender, and class. Her educational background is interdisciplinary, and includes a Bachelors degree in Social Science, a minor in Sociology, a Masters’ in Nonprofit Management and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Social Work. She has been a Principal Investigator on at least five different qualitative research initiatives and has spoken on the topic of equity at over 30 academic and professional conferences.
As an instructor, she has a commitment to helping students gain deeper insight into an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and intersectional approach to the academic study of marginalized populations. Dr. Rasheem’s research practices epistemic justice through centralizing the experiential knowledge of marginalized populations through a qualitative research methodology. She also believes in the use of culturally relevant theoretical frameworks when studying various populations. Her work contributes to the growing body of literature at the intersection of race and gender. Her most recent scholarship includes:
Rasheem, S.M. Brunson, Jordan( 2017, November) #ShePersisted: The pursuit, persistence, & power of African American women in social work graduate programs at Historically Black Institutions (HBI), Journal of Social Work Education: The International Journal
Rasheem, S.M., Alleman, A. Mushonga, D. & Toney, D. Vakalahi, H.F.O. (2018, March) Mentor-shape: Mentoring Black Women in Doctoral Programs, Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Housing Discrimination Complaint Against Redfin in 10 Cities Including Baltimore
Friday, November 6, 2020
STUDY FINDS LENDING DISCRIMINATION WITHIN THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM
A just-released study from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) has found that there has been racial discrimination in the implementation of the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act which created the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
The PPP is a lending program that provides money, in a potential grant format, to small businesses to help them weather the economic effects of the pandemic. The majority of the loan needs to be allocated for employee salaries and then the remainder can be used for other business expenses like rent and loan payments.
The study involved matched-pair testing for requesting loans in Washington, D.C. It was found that there was racial discrimination in levels of encouragement in applying for a loan, the products offered, and the information provided by the bank staffer.
To correct this, the NCRC proposes:
1. Financial institutions should implement rigorous compliance programs that include matched-pair testing of their bank branches and review of their decision to deny a PPP loan to ensure that there is no disparate treatment or impact.
2. The federal government can aid compliance efforts by ensuring that data related to small business lending is made public. The SBA should immediately release the business name and address for businesses that were able to access a PPP loan for less than $150,000 and the terms of those loans, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) should fast track its efforts to implement the Small Business Data Collection provision of the Dodd-Frank Act, Section 1071, that requires lenders to disclose small business loan data.
Without these measures, it is concluded that existing disparities will continue, hampering economic development in minority communities.
Source: NCRC, November 6, 2020.
Monday, October 19, 2020
Friday, October 16, 2020
Source: NCRC email, October 16, 2020.