💡 A delicious learning opportunity with Equitable Giving Circle
Readers, the amazing folks at Equitable Giving Circle are hosting a Lunch & Learn tomorrow — and if you haven’t signed up yet, then what are you doing with your life?
We interviewed EGC Executive Director AJ McCreary to get a peek behind the scenes on this event. What follows is our interview, edited for length and clarity.
What can attendees expect at the lunch and learn, and what should they bring in terms of questions and listening?
Our lunch and learn is a monthly hour-long talk where two folks from our leadership team dissect a topic and how it intersects with race and equity. This next lunch and learn we will be talking about ways to intentionally celebrate Black folks — what that means, what that looks like.
We hope folks get inspired by the conversations we have and do a deeper diver afterwards. We’ll share resources to help encourage that.
What are some immediate ways Portlanders can support and celebrate BIPOC communities in our city?
Fund our work, prioritize our voices. Give up seats of power and influence to BIPOC folks, particularly Black and Indigenous folks. Often folks think of celebrating as a cake and confetti, but it's more than that. Celebrate our genius by allowing us to lead. Celebrate our existence by giving us resources to thrive.
How else can folks get involved in EGC?
We post our event links on our website on our calendar page. If you want to do more than just attend a lunch and learn, sponsor the series so we can grow the work.
Want to learn more about EGC and the great work they do in the Portland community? Visit them at their website, and learn how you can get involved.