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).
Colorado needs well-informed, diverse perspectives to achieve its best health. Read more about our thoughts on leaders and leadership.
As I look back on the 2018 legislative session, two big successes stand out to me. First, we moved parts of our policy change agenda forward despite some challenging opposition, and second, we were able to work with legislators across different content areas, moving beyond just those focused on health care issues.
Throughout my life, I’ve belonged to many organizations and clubs—from soccer teams to school clubs, trade associations, and national advocacy organizations. These experiences have provided lessons around how “membership” can be completely different depending on the group context, norms, policies, and practices.
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.
Whenever I am considering making a big shift or decision in my life, I always seek the perspective and insight of people who know me well or have expertise in that area. The same holds true for Center for Health Progress.