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February 2021

Race to Lead: Addressing the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap

February 26 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
$100

The nonprofit sector has a racial leadership gap and efforts to support aspiring new leaders are not enough to change the leadership landscape.  Join the Building Movement Project for a report on the Race to Lead national data and discussion around diversity in Oklahoma's nonprofit leadership.  Read more about the Race to Lead initiative HERE. Discussion Panel Members: Sean Thomas-Breitfeld - Building Movement Project Adam Soltani - Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Oklahoma George Young - Oklahoma State Senator, District 48 Sarah…

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Leadership Convos #2: Raising AAPI Kids to Combat Anti-Blackness

February 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Change starts with us and our families. Racism is a difficult issue to discuss, especially within our own families. This Black History Month, we are honored to partner with the Leadership Conference Education Fund’s “Black Justice is Our Justice” campaign to host #LeadershipConvos 2, a conversation about teaching our kids to be leaders within our own families to combat anti-Blackness and racism. Anti-Blackness is at the center of bigotry and xenophobia in America today. Fighting all forms of bigotry in…

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March 2021

Chicago Theological Seminary — Wednesday Reflections with Deepa Iyer

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us in conversation with Deepa Iyer from the Building Movement Project as we explore our roles in advancing social change. We will learn about and apply a framework to better understand how we can show up for social change and how to strengthen the ecosystems that support us. Deepa is a writer, strategist, and activist who works with individuals, organizations, and networks engaged in equity and solidarity. Deepa Iyer is Director of Strategic Initiatives at Building Movement Project where she…

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ONE YEAR LATER: New Mexico, COVID-19, and Leaders of Color

March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Join the Building Movement Project for a webinar to reconnect with New Mexico leaders of color and hold a discussion on how, one year later, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact their work and communities. Moderator: Alicia Lueras Maldonado, President & CEO of Atlixco Productions, LLC; Consultant at BMP Panelists: • Johana Bencomo, Director of Community Organizing of NM CAFé • Henry Brutus, Executive Director of La Casa, Inc. • Angel Charley, Executive Director of Coalition to Stop Violence Against…

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Looking Back, Looking Forward: Nonprofit Leaders of Color on COVID-19, Equity, and Justice

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Free

As we mark the one-year anniversary of COVID-19 shutdowns in the US this March, we welcome you to join us for a conversation with four nonprofit leaders of color on how to ensure a just and equitable recovery and rebuild. We will reflect on the crises and challenges of the past year and learn how leaders are charting future paths for systemic change, solidarity, and sustainability. Moderator: Deepa Iyer, Director of Strategic Initiatives at BMP & Director of SolidarityIs Panelists:…

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Solidarity Semester: Spring 2021

March 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 21, 2021

Free

The Solidarity Semester is a free, five-week online training school for emerging youth leaders (aged 18-25) across the country who are ready to take action for social change and are looking for ways to get involved on campus, online, and in your communities. With extreme weather events, the rise of anti-Asian violence, deportations of Black migrants, and economic turmoil happening as we continue to navigate the impact of COVID-19, we are experiencing a crisis within a crisis. By building community,…

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Solidarity Semester: Spring 2021

March 31 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 21, 2021

Free

The Solidarity Semester is a free, five-week online training school for emerging youth leaders (aged 18-25) across the country who are ready to take action for social change and are looking for ways to get involved on campus, online, and in your communities. With extreme weather events, the rise of anti-Asian violence, deportations of Black migrants, and economic turmoil happening as we continue to navigate the impact of COVID-19, we are experiencing a crisis within a crisis. By building community,…

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April 2021

Solidarity Semester: Spring 2021

April 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 21, 2021

Free

The Solidarity Semester is a free, five-week online training school for emerging youth leaders (aged 18-25) across the country who are ready to take action for social change and are looking for ways to get involved on campus, online, and in your communities. With extreme weather events, the rise of anti-Asian violence, deportations of Black migrants, and economic turmoil happening as we continue to navigate the impact of COVID-19, we are experiencing a crisis within a crisis. By building community,…

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Solidarity Semester: Spring 2021

April 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 21, 2021

Free

The Solidarity Semester is a free, five-week online training school for emerging youth leaders (aged 18-25) across the country who are ready to take action for social change and are looking for ways to get involved on campus, online, and in your communities. With extreme weather events, the rise of anti-Asian violence, deportations of Black migrants, and economic turmoil happening as we continue to navigate the impact of COVID-19, we are experiencing a crisis within a crisis. By building community,…

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The Foraker Group – 2021 Leadership Summit

April 21 @ 8:30 am - April 23 @ 3:00 pm
$320

Join BMP's Deepa Iyer for three speaker sessions at the Foraker Group's 2021 Leadership Summit. Each summit has a theme to inspire and grow nonprofit leaders. This year the theme is Leadership Agility: Moving Forward with Strength. Sign up for three days of learning (April 21 - 23, 2021) and tune in to Deepa's sessions, listed below: Welcome to Day 2 + What's Your Role in Social Change? Deep Dive: What’s Your Role in Social Change? Beyond Silos to Solidarities *The fee will…

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Solidarity Semester: Spring 2021

April 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 21, 2021

Free

The Solidarity Semester is a free, five-week online training school for emerging youth leaders (aged 18-25) across the country who are ready to take action for social change and are looking for ways to get involved on campus, online, and in your communities. With extreme weather events, the rise of anti-Asian violence, deportations of Black migrants, and economic turmoil happening as we continue to navigate the impact of COVID-19, we are experiencing a crisis within a crisis. By building community,…

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Create Good 2021 — Keynote: Joy and Grief at the End of the World as We Know It

April 26 - April 30
$150

Create Good is about inspiring nonprofit communicators with the latest tools and techniques. We invite communicators from around the country who are doing the most meaningful and eye-catching work to come share what they’ve learned so the whole sector rises up. BMP's Anna Castro will be delivering the following keynote address: Joy and Grief at the End of the World as We Know It Communications work at its best is collectively breathing life into the world we want to live…

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One Year Later: People-of-Color Led Nonprofits and the Pandemic

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$150

Hosted by Philanthropy New York This March, we mark the one year anniversary of the shutdown in New York City and other parts of the country. Over the past year, nonprofits led by people of color have been at the frontlines of the pandemic, providing vital services, advocating for comprehensive benefits, and securing financial resources. As we continue to grapple with COVID-19, how do we offer support for leaders and organizations that have been the most impacted by the pandemic?…

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Building Solidarity Among BIPOC Communities — 2021 Health Equity and Leadership (HEAL) Conference

April 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

Join Building Solidarity Among BIPOC Communities for a conversation on how to build solidarity among BIPOC communities. BMP's Deepa Iyer joins a panel of racial justice experts to discuss the challenges to BIPOC solidarity and the different roles we can play in overcoming those obstacles. Organized by the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Fellows, the annual HEAL (Health Equity and Leadership) Conference focuses on discussions and actions to promote racial, gender, sexual, and socioeconomic health equity nationally and globally. This year the HEAL…

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May 2021

Day 3 — Quiet Before: Unearthing Anti-Asian Violence

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Womankind, The 1882 Foundation, Eaton Workshop, Honolulu Theatre for Youth and Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center are proud to announce Quiet Before: Unearthing Anti-Asian Violence, a six-part series dedicated to examining anti-Asian violence from its many complex perspectives. This coalition-based effort seeks to share the nuanced story of Asian Pacific Islanders in America and how to chart new paths by giving voice to our elders, creating awareness for broader audiences, reaffirming solidarity with our allies and determining new actions inspired…

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Looking Forward, Looking Back — Closing Remarks

May 12 @ 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
$195

BMP's Anna Castro will be delivering the conference wrap up on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at the Center for Nonprofit Management's 2021 Virtual 501(c)onference. The closing remarks will ground us in where we are now, and invite attendees to think about what's next for the sector, for social movements, and for society at large. About the Conference: Tuesday, May 11 - Wednesday May 12, 2021. This year's CNM conference reflects on the idea of renewal while looking at what we've…

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We Give Summit — Funding the Frontlines: How Giving Circles Can Show Up for Grassroots Nonprofits

May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
$50

About the Workshop: Grassroots work is critical to movements, community action and local change. What makes an organization grassroots, though? What makes grassroots organizations different? Partnering with and funding grassroots work can be an incredibly powerful way to give, but what do you need to know to make the most of your good intentions? Join us to hear from leaders leading inspirational change on the frontlines, and learn some of the technical in’s and out’s you can embrace and navigate…

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June 2021

5th Annual National Symposium on Solutions to End Youth Homelessness – Resting for the Movement

June 15 @ 8:00 am - June 16 @ 5:00 pm
Free – $225

ABOUT THE SESSION: Speakers Cynthia Lubin Langtiw (Speaker) Dr. , The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Anna Castro (Speaker) Manager, SolidarityIs, Building Movement Project Description Building off the powerful and landmark work and advocacy of The Nap Ministry, this session will explore the rest as a central component and tool in advocacy, liberation and movement-building. This session will explore how to institute rest on a macro level within your organizations. Hear leaders share best practices for intentionally centering rest at the macro-level organizationally and…

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29th Annual CCDSWE Conference | Staying Woke and Staying Well: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Social Work Career Development

June 21 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
$50 – $150

Featured topics and speakers include: Social Change Ecosystem with Deepa Iyer Intercultural Communication Skills in Career Services with Donna Harris, LCSW Assessing Employer Commitment to DEI with Dr. Tierney Bates Professional Sustainability and Trauma Stewardship with Dr. Janet Shapiro Co-hosted by University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy and Practice and Bryn Mawr College, Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. Visit our conference webpage for updates including CEU details! Not a member? Join today to receive numerous benefits including…

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YWCA 2021 Racial Justice Summit – Moving from Talking to Action

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - June 24 @ 7:00 pm
$75

ABOUT THE SESSION: What will it take to move from talking to action as it relates to race equity, leadership, and supporting nonprofit leaders of color? Join Sean Thomas-Breitfeld (Co-Director, Building Movement Project) for a presentation and discussion on the nonprofit racial leadership gap, the impact of COVID-19 on people of color led-nonprofits, and what steps philanthropy and the sector can take to create lasting systemic change. This session will focus on BMP's two reports: Race to Lead Revisited and…

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September 2021

20 Years After 9/11: Lessons in Solidarity

September 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Join the Building Movement Project and SolidarityIs for a teach-in to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and its aftermath. Members of the Solidarity Summits will share insights around deepening connections, being co-conspirators, and building towards co-liberation. WHAT: A teach-in to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and its aftermath, hosted by Building Movement Project and SolidarityIs WHO: Members of the Solidarity Summits, a group of leaders who have been exploring the connections between different social movements WHY: To gain insights around deepening connections, being…

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October 2021

Women of Color in Philanthropy: Centering Community and Advancing Equity in New Mexico

October 14 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Join the Building Movement Project for a conversation with four women of color in philanthropy in New Mexico. We’ll hear about their experiences and pathways into the sector, how they build connections and center community needs, as well as their roles in challenging the status quo and advancing equity in New Mexico. The conversation will be moderated by BMP's New Mexico-based consultant, Alicia Lueras Maldonado. Panelists: Michelle Gutiérrez (W. K. Kellogg Foundation) JoAnn Melchor (New Mexico Foundation) Nichole Rogers (Welstand…

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