Centering on Black Voices — Building Coalitions for Social Change
Day 2Session Code: S5-G
When: March 28, 2023
Track: Social Responsibility
Presenters: James C. Burroughs II, Children’s Minnesota | Tiffani Daniels, Minnesota Business Coalition for Racial Equity | Reba Dominski, U.S. Bank Foundation | Courtney Schroeder, General Mills
What do you do when your challenge is bigger than one organization?
When Minnesota found itself at the center of a racial reckoning, more than 80 for-profit and nonprofit organizations came together to learn from each other and center on the voices of Black Minnesotans inside and outside of our workforce.
Attend this session to learn from the lived experiences of the executives and employees behind the Minnesota Business Coalition for Racial Equity (MBCRE) on the challenges and lessons from navigating the journey to building an equitable state for Black Minnesotans.
We’ll examine the Black-centered model for impact and the implications of bringing together senior leaders across policy, philanthropy, DEI, and HR to develop a strategic plan to address social issues across organizations. We’ll discuss how MBCRE members are shifting the mindset to see racial equity as a critical human rights issue costing Minnesota more than $287 billion.
In this session, you’ll hear from company representatives about how to sustain the support for DEI beyond a moment and launch a movement. Discover the steps to take individual action that will collectively impact your organization and the work.
• Understand the Black-centered model for impact and implications of bringing together senior leaders across policy, philanthropy, DEI, and HR
• Learn the relationship and coalition-building steps to sustain the support for DEI beyond a moment and launch a movement
• Identify and take your individual action steps that will collectively impact your organization and the work