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Reducing and Redressing Segregation in Massachusetts

December 6th, 2022
10:00AM to 11:15AM
Zoom- information to be emailed
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor
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Best practices
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Program Description

Racial and economic segregation have shaped the American landscape and can be linked to myriad inequalities and harms across health, safety, education, employment, and housing. Though segregation is ingrained in our societal practices and at the root of many social challenges, it can be remedied.

Segregation is at the root of many of the social challenges that grantmakers have long been concerned with and work to eliminate. There are many roles that funders can play to reduce and redress racial and economic segregation and its harms. In this session, we’ll hear from experts, practitioners, and policymakers who work to understand and to reduce and redress segregation and discuss how philanthropy can also play a role.

Research “suggests that if actually eradicating segregation does not move onto more philanthropic agendas, particularly at the state, regional, and local levels, segregation itself will undermine funders’ efforts to reduce racial disparities in health, well-being, safety, education, social mobility, wealth, and income.” housing-segregation.pdf (brandeis.edu), p.2

Our Presenters

Milly Arbaje-Thomas, President & CEO, Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunities (METCO)

Sheryll Cashin, Professor of Law, Georgetown University and Author, White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequality

Senator Brendan Crighton, Massachusetts State Senator for the 3rd Essex District

Susan EatonProfessor of the Practice and DirectorSillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy

Jack SchneiderAssociate Professor in the School of Education, UMass Lowell

This program is presented in partnership with The Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy at Brandeis University and rounds out our Power & Equity series of programming for 2022.


Registration type: 
Normal registration

Zoom Instructions:

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Registration & Program Follow-up Materials: Registration for the program will be closed at 2pm EST on the day before the program is scheduled to take place.  If you register after this point, you will be added to the waitlist and will be able to receive the program recording as well as all follow-up materials from the session.  For fee-based Nonprofit Partner programs, you can request these materials for a discounted rate.  Please note that it may take up to a week to prepare and disseminate those materials to all registrants.

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