42 minutes | Jul 30th 2020

Holding Hard Conversations and Moving Beyond Neutrality

In this roundtable discussion, we continue discussing community questions about how to support anti-racism within our work, and specifically diving into how to host hard conversations when everyone is gathering virtually, and what to consider when the focus of your work feels separate from race and racial equity. Featuring Sheri Brady, Jennifer Splansky Juster, Paul Schmitz, Tracy Timmons-Gray, and Junious Williams.

Resources and Footnotes

Resource: Covid, Race, and the Revolution from PolicyLink

Blog: Have nonprofit and philanthropy become the “white moderate” that Dr. King warned us about? By Vu Le (Nonprofit AF)

Book: Dying of Whiteness by Jonathan M. Metzl

Opinion: Together, You can Redeem the Soul of the Nation by John Lewis

Video: Congressman John Lewis' Funeral Service In Georgia (Time)

Podcast: Allies and Co-Conspirators: Stepping up to support Anti-Racism from the Collective Impact Forum

Blog: 116 Organizations Driving Change by MacKenzie Scott 

More on Collective Impact approach to collaborate for social change:

Infographic: What is Collective Impact?

Resource List: Getting Started in Collective Impact

The Intro music, entitled “Running,” was composed by Rafael Krux, and can be found here and is licensed under CC: By 4.0.

The outro music, entitled “Deliberate Thought,” was composed by Kevin Macleod. Licensed under CC: By.

Have a question related to collaborative work that you'd like to have discussed on the podcast? You can send it to our short podcast listener survey or at info@collectiveimpactforum.org.