Capacity Building for Nonprofits

Racial Equity Trainings

As the state’s community foundation we are committed to addressing the underlying causes of inequity and eliminating disparities, and we know that many of you are, too.

It goes without saying that systemic racism is one of those underlying causes, and that to truly confront – and help to dismantle – systemic racism it’s important to understand racism’s impact by looking at available data, and learning more about our collective history.

With that, we are pleased to make free virtual learning opportunities, presented by the Racial Equity Institute, available to the public.

The Groundwater presentation series will be provided by the Racial Equity Institute, an alliance of trainers, organizers, and institutional leaders devoted to creating racially equitable organizations and systems.

Racial Equity: A Groundwater Approach

The Groundwater presentation is a three-hour introduction to racial equity. In this virtual presentation, organizers from the Racial Equity Institute will use stories and data to present a perspective that racism is fundamentally structural in nature. By examining characteristics of modern-day racial inequity, the presentation introduces participants to an analysis that many find immediately helpful and relevant.

Who should attend: Anybody with an interest in advancing racial equity in Rhode Island.

Upcoming virtual trainings

The following three sessions are full. If you wish to be added to the wait list for current sessions and/or notified about future racial equity trainings, please complete this short form.

Wednesday, June 24, 9 a.m. - noon
This event is open to the public, registration is required and capacity is limited. Please register here by June 22.

Thursday, July 9, 1-4 p.m.This event is open to the public, registration is required and capacity is limited. Please register here by July 6.

Tuesday, July 14, 1-4 p.m., This event is open to the public, registration is required and capacity is limited. Please register here by July 10.