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Town Hall: Unveiling and Addressing Racism in the Nonprofit Sector

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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 

Moderated by:

Beyond Dawn Stone's many years with CNM as a facilitator, consultant, and now full-time employee, Dawn is also the founder and owner of The Conflict Chick. With over 22 years of public speaking experience, an MBA in Marketing, and an MA in Conflict Management, Dawn is equipped to lead organizations into stronger corporate cultures and improved processes through education and training.

Featured Panelists: 

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. 

Corbette Doyle is a Senior Lecturer of Leadership and Organizational Performance at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. Her particular areas of expertise are Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging in the Workplace; Women’s Leadership; Evidenced-based Management; Strategic Workforce Planning & Analytics; and Talent Development. Prior to joining Vanderbilt’s faculty in 2008, Corbette was the Chair of the Health Care Industry practice and reported to the CEO as the global Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) at Aon plc. She has served on over a dozen corporate, nonprofit, and/or advisory boards. You can access her CV or LinkedIn profile for additional information.

Nakisha Hicks is the Vice-President of Human Resources & Inclusion at The Nashville Symphony and Owner of The ElevateHer, LLC. She is a career coach and veteran HR executive who partners with women to guide them in their careers by assisting, equipping, and strengthening them to discover their potential. In addition to this work, Nakisha also partners with various educational and community outreach programs to provide job readiness services as well as assists organizations in developing diverse and inclusive hiring practices.

Jody Lentz has worked with hundreds of clients to develop and support high-performance, low-drama cultures, since 2004. In addition to working in the corporate, government, and education sectors, he has engaged dozens of "community-benefit organizations" [loves CNM, hates the term "non-profit"] in strategic thinking and planning, innovation, and leadership programs. 

From Opportunity Youth and Public Health issues to ending Violence Against Women, Jody's particular area of interest in this sector is Collective [Community] Impact and the high levels of trust, patience, and tenacity required to navigate meaningful systemic change.

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
United States
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