Impact100 partners to combat racism
Seeking to help stem systemic racial injustice on a local level, Impact100 Sonoma has partnered with Epoch Education to provide anti-racism and diversity, equity, and inclusion(DEI)training to its board, membership, and the larger Sonoma Valley nonprofit community over the course of 2021. In June 2020, the Impact100 board of directors unanimously pledged to undergo training in the principles of DEI. In its Dec. 22 press release, noting that “injustice, inequality and structural racism exist everywhere, including in Sonoma Valley,” Impact100 affirmed its commitment to rectifying social injustices by investing in solutions and “dismantling the systems and structures that allow [injustices] to thrive. It is not enough to not be racist, we must be actively anti-racist.”
Epoch Education is a national leader in DEI with local roots; it was founded by Dr. Nancy Dome, a Sonoma resident. Epoch’s trainings will help participants recognize their roles in racist systems and provide tools to help individuals stop perpetuating inequity and work to repair harms. Impact100 Sonoma is a women’s collective grantmaking organization. For more information about the DEI initiative, contact Angela Ryan at [email protected]. To join Impact100 or renew for 2021, visit impact100sonoma.org/Join-or-Renew.