This week in Atlanta and Philadelphia, community and workforce leaders will come together to learn how they can support and advance racial equity in their communities.
The National Fund’s network member in Philadelphia, the United Way’s Job Opportunity Investment Network, or JOIN, will host ‘Advancing Racial Equity.’ The workshop is part of a larger event launching the Workforce Learning Community, a partnership with the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce and Race Forward. The racial equity and inclusion training will introduce key terminology and effective practices to operationalize racial equity and organize to advance racial equity. Perhaps most importantly, the training will develop skills for communicating about race and racial equity.
A day later in Atlanta, the National Fund will host racial equity and inclusion training for its staff and network members, led and facilitated by Race Forward. The new Race Forward is the union of two leading racial justice non-profit organizations: Race Forward and Center for Social Inclusion. Participants will develop a common language for talking about race equity and inclusion and learn tools to determine next steps in applying a race equity lens to the work of the National Fund and its 32 regional network sites.
The training will take place on September 26 in Philadelphia and September 27 in Atlanta.
Watch for highlights and outcomes from this week’s training sessions by following the hashtags #workforceequity4all and #United2Thrive, as well as the partners @PhillySJUnited and @joincollab. And as always, follow us @National_Fund.
Watch for our follow-up blog post next week, where we will share our experiences from the event.