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Gender Norms: Connecting Race, Class and Gender

Monday, June 17, 2019
11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
Joan Palevsky Center for the Future of Los Angeles (at CCF)
281 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles 90012
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The philanthropic sector has often overlooked gender norms, siloed them as strictly an LGBTQ issue, or disconnected them from race and class. Now more than ever, California-based funders are increasingly stepping forward to fund thought-leading projects that connect racial and gender justice. The sector’s heightened desire to deepen their knowledge and understanding of these concepts has helped to lead to more sustainable nonprofit and community relationships.

Join Southern California Grantmakers, The Annenberg Foundation, and Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) for an interactive presentation that will unpack terms, ideas, and findings behind “intersectional” approaches that reconnect race, class, and gender, and can help you be more race and gender-responsive.

This program will help you broaden your knowledge around:

  • Gender terminology and basic concepts
  • Understand the concept of “intersectionality”
  • Share key findings around race and gender
  • Discuss work being done in the U.S. and abroad on gender norms



Riki Wilchins
Executive Director, TrueChild
Riki Wilchins is Executive Director of TrueChild, a network of researchers and experts devoted to helping improve life outcomes among at-risk youth by reconnecting race, class, and gender. The author of five books on gender theory, Riki has trained agencies like the White House, CDC, Office on Women’s Health, and Office of Adolescent Health as well as funder networks like ABFE, Change Philanthropy, HIP, WFN, and Women Moving Millions. Her writing on gender norms and philanthropy has been published by the Council on Foundations, GrantCraft, GuideStar, and NCRP. Riki’s work has been profiled in The New York Times. TIME selected her one of its "100 Civic Innovators for the 21st Century." Riki’s newest book is titled, “Gender Norms & Intersectionality: Connecting Race, Class and Gender for Funders, Policymakers and Nonprofits.”


Members: No cost to participate
Non-members: No cost to participate

Who May Attend: Current SCG members and grantmakers eligible for SCG membership.


SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
Non-members: Register online. If you do not have an SCG account, contact us.

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.



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