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A Groundwater Approach to Racial Equity from the Racial Equity Institute (Pre-Conference Workshop)

September 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sponsored by The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation and Volunteer West Virginia

Deadline to Register: Sept. 17!


Note: This workshop is separate from the Nonprofit Leadership Summit. Even if you have already registered for the Summit, you must register for this event separately. Learn More About the Summit Here

*The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation is sponsoring this workshop for their grantees and Volunteer West Virginia is sponsoring this workshop for National Service Staff.

A Groundwater Approach to Racial Equity illuminates the nature and impact of structural racism and what it looks like across institutions. In this day-long workshop, trainers from the Racial Equity Institute (REI) will examine narratives around racial disproportionality and make use of compelling research data to illustrate the systemic nature of racism and the fallacy of typical explanations like poverty, education, social class, individual behavior, or cultural attributes that often get associated with particular racial groups. Before addressing racial inequity or perceived acts of discrimination or oppression it is critical to understand what institutional racism looks like and the devastating impact it wields on our nation’s people, economy and social institutions.

In the morning, trainers from the Racial Equity Institute will give a presentation on the pervasiveness of systemic racism and describe why a “groundwater” approach is needed. In the afternoon, after a break for lunch (included in your registration fee), we’ll have facilitated discussions to process the morning’s presentation, examining the relevance to our work and possible next steps. Click Here to Learn More About the Racial Equity Institute

This presentation/discussion is open to anyone who wishes to attend:

  • Nonprofit and foundation staff, board members, and volunteers
  • Municipal departments and employees
  • Students
  • Clergy
  • For profit business leaders/teams
  • Individuals who wish to learn more about this topic
  • Etc.


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  • If you have a question about ticket types or whether you should register, contact Ashley Adams at
  • Attending the Summit? If you want to attend this workshop, you still need to register below.

For those registering online, we apply an 8.5% convenience fee to cover the processing cost of providing this service to you. We still accept standard registrations by check. To do so, click here to download the mail-in registration form and send in payment for this event in advance. Note: Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Grantees, National Service Program Staff, and RCDI Grant Organizations must register online.

In registering for this event, you are consenting to appear in photographs and videos recorded at the event and consenting for these photos and videos to potentially be used in future marketing efforts. You are also consenting for your evaluation responses to be used in future marketing efforts.

*No refunds.


September 24, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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West Virginia Nonprofit Association