Equity in Investment Opportunity for Early Childhood Leadership
June 22nd @ 12pm ET
In Part 1 of this Promise Venture Studio Funder Series on Equity in Early Childhood Grantmaking, Dr. Sherri Killins-Stewart will present an early look at her report on the experiences of Black leaders in the early childhood field with philanthropy, on behalf of the Early Childhood Funders Collaborative.
In the context of three national crises, including massive racial justice organizing, COVID-19 pandemic, and a financial crisis, early childhood funders recognize the need to focus more intensely on Black leaders, young Black children, their families, and communities. Funders themselves seek to be inclusive toward marginalized Black communities that have experienced historical oppression and have been systematically disinvested in over many years.
Drawing on the report findings and on her years of policy and practice, Dr. Killins Stewart will present a set of recommendations to help the field move toward greater equity.
This interactive session will include small-group breakouts where participants will thoughtfully discuss the recommendations and begin to discuss how organizations might take action to respond to feedback from Black leaders to increase opportunities and remove barriers to funding and other resources