Are you a cooperative leader interested in advancing DEI at your co-op and within the community you serve? NCBA CLUSA and the Cooperative Development Foundation’s upcoming DEI Peer Learning Cohort is designed to lay the foundation for a bold and innovative vision around DEI practices.
Cooperators have until Tuesday, June 1 to apply for “Cultivating Equity & Building Power: A DEI Peer Group for Cooperative Leaders.”
Want to learn more before you apply? Don’t miss the final informational session on Wednesday, May 26 at 12 p.m. EDT.
Building off the deep interest indicated in the recently concluded survey on Trends in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Cooperative Community, this learning cohort offers a unique opportunity for a cross-sector group of cooperators to develop a new framework for leading organizations in the DEI process.
Along with your peers, you’ll explore the potential cooperatives have to build power, ownership and economic equity among low-income communities and communities of color. “Cultivating Equity & Building Power: A DEI Peer Group for Cooperative Leaders” will include group work, collective and individual discernment practices, personal writing and reflection and meaningful feedback from peers.
The program is facilitated by Felipe Witchger, Executive Director of the Community Purchasing Alliance; Cullen McKenney, PhD, a teacher, facilitator and organizer; Tamela Blalock, Vice President of Cooperative Relations at NCBA CLUSA; and Rev. Dr. Fatimah Salleh, a pastor, theologian and race educator.