GEO & Colorado Trust Webinar: Why Center Race to Advance Health Equity?

Please join us to hear stories about how the implementation of these complementary efforts to build racial equity capacity are changing hearts and minds and furthering advocacy for health equity in Colorado.

Event Details

Many in the field of philanthropy recognize the imperative to pursue and promote racial equity. Numerous field-level conversations have examined the “why”, but examples of the “how” are less prevalent. In this webinar, foundation staff and grantees will share how a Cohort of 18 direct service, community organizing, and policy advocacy organizations funded through The Colorado Trust’s Health Equity Advocacy (HEA) strategy have centered race in their advocacy for health equity.

In the words of one Cohort member, centering race “means that you’re acknowledging and accepting that race plays a big role in any type of equity conversation that you are having, whether that’s health equity or economic equity. It’s the foundation where you need to start because when you recognize that race is at the forefront of that, it centers the rest of your work and how to go about changing systems and connecting with community.”

Participants will learn about a multilevel framework that was developed by members of the Cohort to guide racial equity capacity-building efforts at the individual, organizational and community levels through race-based caucusing, consultant support for organizational transformation, and community gatherings, respectively. Please join us to hear stories about how the implementation of these complementary efforts to build racial equity capacity are changing hearts and minds and furthering advocacy for health equity in Colorado.

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Start: Tuesday, August 27, 2:00 PM Eastern

End: Tuesday, August 27, 3:00 PM Eastern

Register for the webinar here!

Please reach out to Margie Obeng at obeng@geofunders.org if you have any questions, and join us on August 27 to learn more about the importance of centering race to advance health equity.

Speakers

  • Allison Neswood

    Health Care Attorney, Colorado Center on Law & Policy

  • Felisa Gonzales

    Research, Evaluation & Strategic Learning Manager, The Colorado Trust

  • Nichole Hoeflich

    Director, Programs, GEO

  • Noelle Dorward

    Advocacy & Policy Partner, The Colorado Trust

  • Rachel Estrella

    Senior Associate, Social Policy Research Associates

  • Silas Musick

    Deputy Director , Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable

Margie Obeng, Program Assistant, GEO

Questions?

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