amplifying voices, advocating equity, advancing justice
You might have heard that irksome term "reverse racism" -- the idea that racism can be directed at majority groups by people in minorities.
Last night, Katy Perry opened the American Music Awards with a rendition of "Unconditionally" that appeared to be, well, "geisha-inspired" -- a confusingly executed theme, which included cherry blossoms, The Great Wave off Kanagawa and a Chinese fan dance performed by kimono-clad women who were seem...
We have a critical role to play in ensuring equal opportunity for all in this country. And we have an inspiring model to look to for that role, a small yet mighty grassroots organization in Boston that celebrates its 45th anniversary this week.
Susan Naimark provides consulting services to grassroots groups, nonprofit organizations, public school parent groups, schools and other public agencies.
BUILDING CROSS-SECTOR COLLABORATIONS
My focus is on creating bridges between the different worlds in which I have been deeply involved: public schools, community development organizations, advocacy and organizing groups.
My work helps people develop the skills, relationships, and understanding that enable them to work together to build equitable communities with renewed energy, motivation and hope.
OVERVIEW OF SERVICES OFFERED
- technical assistance
- supporting leaders, staff, volunteers and constituents
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- community building
- program development
- building racial equity
- cross-cultural collaboration
- education reform organizing
- organizational systems to support volunteers and community partnerships
- participatory decision-making processes