Noelle Jefferson published Take Action: Anti-Racism, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Resources in Blog 2020-07-30 09:00:25 -0700
YNPN Southern Nevada is wholeheartedly committed to creating a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and to supporting all of our members, peers, and board colleagues. We are proud of our organization's efforts to advance these critical initiatives, but we know we can and must do better.
We encourage everyone in our community to explore personal ways to understand and address racism and champion diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Listed below are a variety of resources from which to learn, listen and take action.
Ways to Support and Learn From Local Organizations, Organizers, and Businesses
- Vegas Freedom Fund: Donate to combat mass incarceration in Clark County
- Mass Liberation Project - Nevada: Learn how we can end mass incarceration in Nevada and beyond
- Forced Trajectory: Illuminating the Narratives of Those Most Impacted by American Police Violence in Nevada and Nationally
- Wild & Free Podcast: Make the Road to Dismantling Systems of Oppression
- Compassionate Las Vegas: Anti-Racism Resources
- Local Vegas Weekly: Local Activists and Organizations Committed to the Fight for Racial Justice
- UNLV News Center: Anti-Racism Books and Resources for Families and Children
- Las Vegas Sun: How to support Black-owned Businesses in Southern Nevada
Resources for Nonprofit Organizations
- YNPN National: Read a Message & Resources from YNPN National Board Chair Robert Blanquera
- Nonprofit HR: Nonprofit Diversity Practices
- Stanford Social Innovation Review: Overcoming the Racial Bias in Philanthropic Funding
- Building Movement Project: Working at the Intersections: LGBTQ Nonprofit Staff and the Racial Leadership Gap
- Nonprofit Quarterly: Journals on Racial Equity
- Crossroads Workshops: Anti-Racism Organizing & Training
- Article: Seeing and Naming Racism in Nonprofits
- Forbes: Elevating Female Voices of Color in the Social Good Sector
- Philanthropy.com: Nonprofits and Foundations Are Unintentionally Promoting Racism: Here’s How to Stop
- RespectAbility: Equity in the Center – Race, Equity and Disability Webinar
- National Juvenile Justice Network: How Does Racism Show Up in Nonprofit Work?
- Fracture Atlas: Anti-Racism Resources for the Arts and Nonprofits
- Article: United Way report shows racial gap between nonprofit leadership and the people agencies serve
- National Council of Nonprofits: Why Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Matter for Nonprofits
Other Educational Resources and Readings
- Netflix Documentary: 13th
- Barack Obama: How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change
- NY Times: An Anti-Racism Reading List
- The Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA): Continuum on Becoming an Anti-Racist Multicultural Organization
- UC Berkeley Othering and Belonging Institute: Building an Ecosystem of Belonging
- Center for Court Innovation: Acknowledging and Managing Implicit Bias Presentation
- Brené Brown: "Unlocking Us" Podcasts with Laverne Cox, Tarana Burke, Austin Channing Brown, and Ibram X. Kendi
- National Museum of African American History & Culture: "Talking About Race" Portal
- NY Times: The 1619 Project
- Diversity Atlas: Diversity Data-analysis Tool
- The Equal Justice Initiative: A Mission to End Mass Incarceration and Excessive Punishment in the United States
- The BIPOC Project: A Mission to Build Authentic and Lasting Solidarity Among BIPOCs
- Crowdsourced Learning Resources for Allies & Parents: Anti-racism Resources
- YWCA: Our Shared Language | Social Justice Glossary (PDF)
- Center for the Study of Social Policy: Key Equity Terms & Concepts: A Glossary for Shared Understanding
This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources. We invite you to share additional resources with us via email at email@example.com so that we can continue to build a library of growth and educational tools for our community.
As members of the YNPN Southern Nevada board, we raise our voices in solidarity with the Black community; the Black Lives Matter movement; our Black and Brown colleagues, members, and friends; and with all who have experienced racism and other forms of injustice. We share the collective grief of our Southern Nevada community, and the world, over the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and countless others whose names we know, or whose names we will never know or get to proclaim. We condemn the escalation of violence by law enforcers and we support peaceful protesters who raise their voices in unison. We demand justice and call for change that dismantles the impact of systemic racism and combats these social injustices.
As conversations, protests, and solidarity marches continue in our own community even today, and as our board has engaged in continuous discourse around current events and how we want to show up as an organization, we recognize that the work is far from over. YNPN Southern Nevada also recognizes that we must elevate our current efforts to disrupt and eliminate systemic racism in the nonprofit sector. That is why YNPN Southern Nevada reaffirms our commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging in the nonprofit sector. We are committed to creating and supporting a nonprofit workforce and community that better serves historically underrepresented communities, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), and LGBTQIA+ communities.
Our commitment to this belief will manifest not just as ideals, but as actions. We would like to share with you how YNPN Southern Nevada will begin to move our work forward to make YNPN and our nonprofit community a more equitable and inclusive space.
YNPN Southern Nevada will work toward:
Increasing our capacity to sustainably cultivate equity, diversity, and inclusion by establishing an EDI Task Force within our board to:
- Review and update YNPN Southern Nevada’s EDI statement;
- Conduct an event planning audit that reflects on past events to understand what we can do to better support our local communities, including women, LGBTQIA+, and BIPOC members and organizations, in future events; and
- Evaluate YNPN Southern Nevada’s effectiveness in our equity, inclusion, and diversity work.
- Educating ourselves as a board with ongoing EDI-related team training.
- Exploring how YNPN Southern Nevada can participate in anti-racism work in the nonprofit sector in an impactful way.
Examining how YNPN Southern Nevada can advocate for and activate the Black and Brown communities that work in the nonprofit community in Southern Nevada by:
- Fostering conversations with our BIPOC nonprofit community to hear and advocate for their needs, and
- Researching how we can support and work with existing organizations that do the work well.
- Providing ongoing updates and disseminating resources to our community and our members.
- Creating a survey for YNPN members and non-members to identify barriers to our organization, solicit feedback, and incorporate necessary changes to our work.
- Holding each other accountable to the work and our commitment as board colleagues.
- Continuing to cultivate a board that values the diverse perspectives, experiences, and voices of our members and community.
- Working closely with fellow YNPN chapters across the nation as we stand in solidarity, learn, unlearn, and improve our impact.
We invite our community to join us in actively upholding anti-racist values, in reflection, and in active participation in this work through actions big and small. We have provided a beginning list of resources below to support our community on this journey. Select the link to learn more.
YNPN Southern Nevada remains committed to learning from and working with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to build an equitable and inclusive social sector. We look forward to sharing ongoing updates on the work we’re doing, and will continue to do so as we look to a future where true racial justice exists.
YNPN So. NV Board of Directors
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- Increasing our capacity to sustainably cultivate equity, diversity, and inclusion by establishing an EDI Task Force within our board to:
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