Last month, I hopped on a red-eye flight to New Orleans for the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ International Fundraising Conference. It would be the first conference I’d attend specifically geared toward fundraising, and I was excited to see that this year’s theme was Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA).
The words we use matter, both in ensuring understanding and in building support for the issues. Read more about how we're choosing our words carefully.
For many of us, we don’t often have to think about broadband—a term that describes a range of technologies that provide high-speed access to the internet—but it’s a problem for many communities in our country.
My education, on top of decades of growing up as a white person in a country built by and for white people, led me to have seriously misguided and harmful views about the structural oppression that exists in the US, and I have a lot of work to do to re-educate myself and atone for my complicity in perpetuating it.
Upon my arrival to the United States, I quickly discovered I had a lot to learn about the English language even though I was fluent. I speak six languages and am starting to study a seventh, and they are all awfully important to me.
As we approach the one-year anniversary of the release of our award-winning graphic novel, Waiting for Health Equity, I’ve been reflecting on all it’s accomplished in just one short year.