Leading for Racial Equity Series

At a glance

When: 3 independent full-day sessions, spring 2021

Where: Online

Questions: Contact Masha Bubela at masha.bubela@wisc.edu.

Your facilitators:

ananda mirilli (MS, UW-Madison) is the executive director of nINA Collective, an enterprise dedicated to supporting organizations, institutions, and individuals as they advance their change process and racial equity initiatives. A native of Brazil, ananda has a long history of working with communities in the U.S. and abroad, and is the grant director to address racial disproportionality in special education for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Courtney Reed Jenkins (JD, University of Iowa) is co-leader of the Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network, and has spent two decades working in nonprofits and government eliminating institutional barriers to success for underserved students. She has conducted federal and state civil rights investigations for the State of Wisconsin; managed equity-focused systems-change initiatives in Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, and Wisconsin; and serves on the management team for the Wisconsin Department of Instruction.


Leading for Racial Equity Series

Transform your commitment to racial equity into anti-racist leadership in this new 3-part series.

Leading for Racial Equity Session 1: Becoming an Anti-Racist Organization

In Session 1, learn the key features of an anti-racist organization, assess the readiness of your organization to move toward anti-racism, and plan next steps. Not limited to supervisors and managers, this series is open to anyone with an intermediate understanding of racial equity who is ready to impact their organization’s programs, practices, policies, and decisions.

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Leading for Racial Equity Session 2: Using Racial Equity Decision and Policy Tools

In Session 2, learn how racial equity decision tools are used to hardwire equity strategies in budget allocations and program and policy decisions. Apply an equity-focused analysis to a current project and leave with feedback on how to leverage the project for social justice and racial equity. Session 1 recommended but not required.

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Leading for Racial Equity Session 3: Anti-Racist Workforce Development

In Session 3, explore Whiteness in the workplace, understand racist organizational detours, and interrupt institutional barriers to recruit, hire, and retain racially diverse staff. All are welcome, although experience or interest in human resources and/or supervising and managing are a plus.

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