AWAKE to WOKE to WORK: Building a Race Equity Culture

Thursday, March 21, 2019 -
8:00am to 12:00pm CDT
Chase Tower
21 S. Clark Street., 57th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603
This event is open to: 

Operating Nonprofit Members of Forefront and the general public.

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This is a complimentary event.
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A Symposium for The Nonprofit CEO

A lack of diversity, inclusion, and equity is at the forefront of our workforce and national dialogue. As signs continue to point to a demographic shift towards racial diversity, nonprofits must confront the true nature of this challenge, face the bias implicit to our institutions, and commit to adopting policies and practices that create a culture of inclusion and equity.

Awake to Woke to Work is an interactive symposium for nonprofit CEOs that will feature a bold conversation on the cases, tactics, and tools to combat structural racism within your organization and sector.

You will:

  • Participate in facilitated conversations on the role that leaders play in driving action within your organization.
  • Become empowered to move from intention to action as you address the adaptive challenge of shifting organizational culture toward inclusion and equity.
  • Learn from leaders with specific experiences and make connections with peers who can serve as thought partners and allies beyond the sessions.


This event is hosted by Equity In The Center, ComEd/Exelon, Illinois Collaboration on Youth, Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, UCAN, Forefront, and Youth In Need.