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Stone Grantees Explore Equity at Annual Convening

Posted on December 18, 2017 @ 4:30 PM

In September of 2017, the Stone Foundation hosted professor john a. powell, Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley, for a series of conversations on race and equity. powell, an internationally recognized expert in the areas of civil rights, civil liberties, and structural racism, spoke to Chicago-based funders and Stone grantees on addressing racial inequities in their work. In his remarks, powell highlighted the concept of bridging: turning outward to connect and explicitly work with diverse groups and seeking ways to build common ground across difference. powell related the importance of bridging in shifting the ways in which we perform our work. Along with bridging, powell also emphasized the importance of targeted universalism: setting universal goals and developing targeted strategies to achieve these goals. When applied properly to our work, targeted universalism can have a meaningful impact on historical and structural racism. This is a Recap of the 2017 Convening

To learn more about these concepts and view professor powell’s full presentation, please click here.