- Jan 31 2023
- 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Shifting Power by Letting It Go: Practicing Explicit Equity in Giving Circle Decisions
At the heart of any giving circle is the value of bringing people together with shared values to collectively decide where to make a pooled gift. Who you bring together has a direct impact on what you might discuss and what decisions you make. No matter who is present in your circle, how can you make decisions that bring you closer to racial equity? This workshop will explore the tensions present when well-intentioned giving circle members make decisions on behalf of individuals and communities who are directly impacted. In this workshop, participants will consider case studies of decision-making structures that interrupt racism, anti-Blackness, and other oppressions by ceding control to those closer to the impacts. Attendees will be introduced to a range of options for practicing power shifts and considering which structures might support their aspirations toward racial justice.