A Community Conversation: Keeping The Dream Alive - Being a Drum Major for Equity and Justice (aired January 13, 2022)
Advancing an equitable and just community is more complex than volunteering occasionally. It takes intentional acts by many who can influence change. This is a dynamic conversation with local leaders who are guiding the effort to keep Dr. King’s dream alive to ensure an equitable and just community. We explore the difference between equality and equity; the One Fairfax policy and how is it affecting change; how schools nurturing Dr. King’s dream in our students; and, how are influencers leading and mobilizing others into action.
Dr. Iona Spikes, Director of Equity & Family Engagement- Fairfax County Public Schools
Rev. Dr. Brian Brown, Senior Pastor - Woodlawn-Faith United Methodist Church
Dawn MJ Hyman, MPA, Project Manager – One Fairfax
Dr. Iona SpikesClick here
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Rev. Dr. Brian BrownClick here
Presentation RecordingClick here
A Community Conversation: The Invisibility of Racism (aired May 26, 2021)
As we continue the journey of shifting from a white dominant culture to a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable culture, we hosted a panel discussion addressing the Invisibility of Racism to examine our personal journeys, explore the role that leaders and organizations play in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion and realize how racial disparities are tied to our systems and communities.
Our panelists included:
TAMARA LUCAS COPELAND, Author – Daughters of the Dream; Past President, Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers
LUISA BOYARSKI, Associate Director, Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership, Georgetown University
KIM JONES, Chief Executive Officer, Nonprofit Village
Moderators: Lorna Campbell Clarke, IOM & Nadia Hoonan, CVA
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Luisa BoyarskiLearn More
Kim JonesLearn More
Invisibility of Racism Presentation RecordingView Video Here
Invisibility of Racism Opening RemarksDownload Here
Invisibility of Racism Resources (books, websites, etc.)Download Here
Inclusion, Equity & Diversity+ Work GroupLearn More
A Community Conversation: No One Right Way – Creating New Systems for Volunteer Engagement (aired June 16, 2021)
There are many ways in which volunteer engagement systems reflect a characteristic that there is only “one right way” to do something; for example, the formal processes for onboarding volunteers, the requirement of an ongoing commitment for certain roles, and the limited voice volunteers may have in how services are delivered.
The Minnesota Association of Volunteer Administrators held a series of listening sessions with BIPOC volunteers to learn more about the barriers put up by the “one right way” mentality, along with brainstorming other ways of engaging volunteers that are more inclusive and equitable.
In this session, we discussed the key themes of what interviewed volunteers had to say and share their ideas – along with ways we’ve seen these ideas in action – for making “many different ways” a norm in volunteerism.
Presenter: Lisa Joyslin
Meet Lisa JoyslinClick here
No One Right Way – Presentation SlidesClick here
No One Right Way – Resources (books, websites, etc.)Click here
View upcoming Volunteer Management webinarsLearn More