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Town Hall: Unveiling and Addressing Racism in the Nonprofit Sector

Event Description:

Over the past few years, there has been a rise in awareness of who is missing in the nonprofit sector. While it is great to see more diversity represented, the lack of authenticity has not gone unnoticed. Considering how we portray images of marginalized communities in our marketing materials, annual reports, or fundraising collateral, it is vital to understand the differences between inclusion and exploitation.  

Join CNM for our final Town Hall of 2021 as we explore and identify how nonprofits tokenize (often unknowingly) historically marginalized individuals and communities, in turn reinforcing racism, promoting disparities, and potentially constraining progress for our most vulnerable communities. Hear from DEI experts and community leaders on authentically embedding the core values of equity into our mission to engage in collective action that can lead to true transformation and inclusion. 

Topics Addressed:

  • Inclusion VS Tokenism 

  • Shared language - using common language to understand societal issues 

  • How we can move from charity to justice?

  • Exploitation VS Empowerment 

Featured Speakers: 

Yuri Cunza is a Hispanic-American media professional, social entrepreneur, business leader, and community advocate. He serves as President & CEO of the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Spanish language newspaper La Noticia (Hispanic Paper Publishing). Additionally, he is the founder of Y&K Strategic Media Solutions - a support and consulting services company based in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Dr. Corbette Doyle currently serves as a Senior Lecturer in Organizational Leadership, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations at Vanderbilt Peabody College. Dr. Doyle's particular areas of expertise are diversity in the workplace, women's leadership, risk financing, and the healthcare industry. She consults with Fortune 500 companies and is an external member of Nissan America's Executive Diversity Council.

* stay tuned for added panelists *

Special Needs, Accommodations, and Event Questions:

We strive to be open and inclusive with our special events. Please contact Kathryn Swanton (Manager of Marketing and Special Events) at 615.259.0100 x3130 or if you require any accommodations, special requests, or have additional questions. 

December 14th, 2021 3:00 PM through  4:00 PM
Zoom - You will receive a link upon registration
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