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Gender Norms: Race & Gender Responsive Funding Workshop (MEMBERS ONLY)

April 19, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Decades of research have found that young people who buy into rigid gender norms have lower life outcomes in a cluster of related areas that include basic health,  education, and economic empowerment. Similarly, institutions tasked with young people’s welfare – juvenile justice, foster care, education, and health – are also deeply gendered and gendering systems that anticipate, reward, and punish specific kinds of masculinity in boys and femininity in girls.

Gender affects every issue funders and grantees address and—combined with factors like race and class —is integral to an intersectional approach to structural inequality. Yet many grant programs ignore gender norms, or else silo them as a LGBTQ+ issue.  Join this virtual, open, interactive discussion of the key terms, ideas, and findings behind intersectional approaches that reconnect race, class,  and gender. Concrete ideas for doing more race- and gender-responsive giving will be provided, along with leave-behinds and group discussion. Participants in this workshop will understand:

– Main gender terms and concepts

– Intersectionality

– How race and gender interact in structural inequality

– Key research findings around race and gender

– Ideas for more race- and gender-responsive funding

We are delighted to be joined by Riki Wilchins for this training. Riki Wilchins is Executive Director of TrueChild, a network of researchers and experts that improves life outcomes for at-risk youth through race- and gender-responsive approaches. Riki has been profiled in The New York Times; TIME selected her one of “100 Civic Innovators for the 21st Century.” The author of six books on gender theory and politics, Riki’s newest book for funders and nonprofits is titled, “Gender Norms & Intersectionality: Connecting Race, Class and Gender.”

This training is only open to members of Washington Women’s Foundation. If you’re a member and unable to make it, a recording will be made available to all members that register. 


April 19, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Washington Women’s Foundation
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