Press release from Nonprofit Mornings:
Theme = Misdirection – White Women doing White Supremacy in Nonprofits
Speaker = Heather Talley, Co-Director of Organizational Strategy and Practice, Amy Mandel Katina Rodis Fund
Date = Friday, Dec. 13
Time = 8:00–9:30 a.m.
Location = Tap Haus (@ Whole Foods, 4 South Tunnel Road,Asheville)
Presented By = Auxilium (auxiliumworks.com) (facebook.com/auxiliumworks)
Cost = Free, but tickets are limited and registration is required via website or Facebook
Contact Info = Robin Payne, firstname.lastname@example.org, (828) 713-9281
The goal of Nonprofit Mornings (held on the second Friday morning of each month) is to support the nonprofit community by highlighting agents of change and innovative practices in the sector. Themes and speakers will vary by month and participants will be given the opportunity to network. The event is free, though seating is limited. Coffee will be provided at no cost.
Program Brief (December 2019)
Unpacking white supremacy culture–how it shows up in our organizations, in our homes, in our words, and in our thoughts–transcends surface level analysis about equity. Since the violent Charlottesville protests, images of white nationalists are a daily part of our media landscape, but these pictures are dominated by the faces of white men, who unapologetically display their violence, rage, contempt. But white supremacy culture is gendered. White women do white supremacy… differently. White supremacy and patriarchal gender norms converge to create a toxic slurry of behaviors that impact what white women’s racism looks like. Oftentimes, the racism white women perpetuate is less visible, but it is dangerous to think that it is less pernicious.
Heather grew up in South Louisiana, where she discovered social justice through Catholic workers who worked towards radically inclusive community. Since that time she has collaborated with community based organizations on campaigns for queer justice, racial equity, a transformed criminal justice system, and a world where women’s lives are celebrated.
Since 2014 following a university teaching career, Heather has served a trainer, consultant, and program developer for non-profit organizations and socially conscious ventures, invested in thinking outside of the box. On the weekends, Heather’s on a hike with her spouse Lee and two gorgeous mutt dogs. Her greatest joy is cooking for and feeding chosen family.