Vineyard Reads: Racial Justice

"Vineyard Reads: Racial Justice," is a community book discussion group focusing on important readings and challenging views on race and racial attitude awareness. Hosted by MVNC in collaboration with the West Tisbury Library. This book program is part of MVNC's series of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion anti-bias educational programs that aim to engage the Island community in productive conversations on racial attitude awareness, privilege, bias, institutional racism, and micro-inequities. The book discussion group are open and free to Vineyard nonprofit Boards, leaders, staff and volunteers, and interested individuals of the Island community. The programs will be held on Zoom, taking place November 2020 - February 2021. Click below for the next two books:

DECEMBER: Faith & Boundaries, with Author David Silverman

JANUARY: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, Author Isabel Wilkerson


Cultural Equity Learning Community

CELC is open to arts and culture sector leaders committed to building racial equity and justice in the arts. If you are a white arts leader, and/or you work in a predominately white institution, CELC invites you to take the go-at-your-own-pace Learning Course with 2 units and complimentary wrap-around learning support.

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Beyond the Board Statement: How Can Boards Join the Movement for Racial Justice? (Part One)

In this webinar session, nationally recognized governance, strategy, and equity consultants Vernetta Walker and Robin Stacia have an in-depth set conversation about how boards of directors can and should join the movement for racial justice.

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Massachusetts Nonprofit Network

Information and tools for how nonprofit leaders and the community can do work at the DE&I level. 

Aysha Upchurch "Moves Toward Equity"

Published September of 2019, ACI released a research report on the cultural equity gap entitled "Moves Toward Equity: Perspectives of Arts Leaders of Color". Choreographed in response to this research, Aysha presents here a stunning artistic interpretation and engagement with the findings of the report.

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This talk with Debby Irving, a racial justice educator and writer, is designed to be a 101 for white people about what white privilege and institutional racism are and how they manifest. 

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We, the Board and leadership of Martha’s Vineyard Nonprofit Collaborative, believe strongly that treating all people fairly, equally and with true respect is at the very core of our values. Equality is a right for all, not just for some.  We stand on the side of justice, in solidarity with the Black community.

We support changes in our laws and behaviors that eliminate systemic discrimination, thus eroding our ability to foster vibrant institutions and communities. 

As an organization, we commit to leading an effort to contribute externally to a more just, equal and inclusive Island community and also to taking tangible steps within our organization. We plan to make efforts through our work to create dialogue and give voice to our black community. In support of the Island’s nonprofit community’s continuing efforts to make real progress toward diversity, equity and inclusion - we stand with you. Black lives matter.

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