Happy Black History Month and Happy Lunar New Year!
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Navigating the Nonprofit Sector as a Racial, Ethnic & Gender Minority
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

The IDEA Committee will be hosting its first IDEA virtual program on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 on Navigating the Nonprofit Sector as a Racial, Ethnic & Gender Minority. We hope you will join us for a thought provoking, vulnerable, and timely discussion.
Celebrating Black History:

Each year, February marks Black History Month across the United States, where we celebrate the contributions, achievements, and voices of the Black community. We invite you to celebrate with us by engaging in your own continuing education, research, and reflection on Black history.

Although there is much more work to be done in the pursuit of racial equity, we hope our increasing awareness is only just a start to truly honor and acknowledge the Black community not only during the month of February, but throughout the entire year.

For those interested in some excellent articles, here’s some of our picks:

Observing the Lunar New Year:

During the month of February, we also acknowledged the Lunar New Year on February 12th. Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is China's most important festival. This year welcomes the Year of the Ox and is a time for families to be together and a week of an official public holiday.

With the growing offenses and acts of violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, it’s important to see how these recent occurrences hit a common cord with the deep-rooted injustices experienced by the Black community, which are rooted in injustice, inequity and systemic oppression.

We invite you to stand in solidarity with us and all diverse community groups to ensure that all have equal and safeguarded opportunities to live, work, and thrive. 
As fundraising professionals, we can lead the charge as we engage donors and collaborate with funders to support these communities, as well as hold space and grace for our colleagues in the nonprofit sector who identify with these groups. We are #OneAFP.
Notes and News from AFP Global on IDEA

Demographic Data Supporting IDEA:

AFP is committed to the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA) in the fundraising profession. By providing your demographic information in your AFP Global member profile, you can assist us in promoting these principles.

Diverse Communities Scholarship:

Sponsored by the AFP Foundations for Philanthropy, this scholarship program provides members of diverse communities with a complimentary registration to attend AFP ICON 2021 in Minneapolis—or virtually!—June 28-30. The scholarship will also provide partial travel support if attending the in-person experience. Applications are due Friday, February 26, 2021.
Additional Resources for Reflection:

About the IDEA Committee

The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) Committee helps to set the tone and culture for AFP-GLAC and is responsible for creating and promoting safe spaces within the chapter for AFP-GLAC members, board leadership, program presenters, independent contractors and program content. It is comprised of board members and members who are committed to ensuring that the voices, perspectives and experiences of underrepresented groups are elevated, amplified and celebrated throughout the chapter and sector. 
Join Us

If you want to make an impact and promote inclusion, diversity, equity, and access through AFP-GLAC and in your own non-profit, join the I.D.E.A. Committee.
Please email  idea@afpglac.org for more information!
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