The board of TWW-NC recently learned that REI’s Groundwater Approach to Racial Equity is also being held in Durham two days after our event, and due to full sponsorship by Durham County and Durham Public Schools, participants are not being asked to contribute towards the cost of the training.

TWW-NC’s board maintains our firm intention and commitment to racial justice, and we do not want the cost of attending or availability of childcare to be a barrier for anyone interested in attending our event. However, TWW-NC is not financially able to cover the full cost of this event. We had anticipated that contributions from registrations and the related fundraiser would produce at least 50% of the costs. We must face the hard truth that we are not currently on track, or even close, to reaching that goal, and we are concerned that the completely free event two days later is adversely affecting our registrations.

The TWW-NC board has made the difficult decision to set a deadline about whether or not we can hold this event.  We must reach at least 75 registrants and raise at least $1500 from event contributions and donations by Sunday October 15, 6 pm.  If we meet these goals, we will continue to accept registrations and contributions for the event. If we do not meet these goals, we will unfortunately have to cancel and refund all contributions.

This is where you come in– help us reach our goals by any (or all!) of the following as soon as possible:

  • Register here: http://bit.ly/2y9JHHN
  • Contribute (without registration) here: http://bit.ly/2xwDhQP
  • Share the event with on your facebook timeline and with your facebook networks here: https://www.facebook.com/events/274311213083761/ – click “share”
  • Share the event with your community organization, faith community, neighborhood (etc.) by passing along the following blurb:
    Join Together We Will North Carolina, Indivisible Guide, and Maureen Joy Charter School for a Racial Equity Institute’s A Groundwater Approach to Racial Equity
    Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10 am – 1 pm in Durham.

    Registration open now: http://bit.ly/2y9JHHN

    Contribution (without registration) here: http://bit.ly/2xwDhQP

    Educate Yourself. A Groundwater Approach to Racial Equity is a 3-hour introduction to Racial Equity. In this lively and participatory presentation, REI organizers will use stories and data to present a perspective that racism is fundamentally structural in nature. By examining characteristics of modern-day racial inequity, the presentation introduces participants to an analysis that most find immediately helpful and relevant.

    We do not want cost to be a reason you cannot attend. The suggested contribution for registration is $20, but we have a sliding scale with options at $5, $10, and other amounts. Contributions accepted at the door as well. 100% of the contributions will go towards the actual costs of hosting this training. In the event we get contributions in excess of costs, we will donate them a racial equity training scholarship fund.

    Childcare will be provided at no additional cost with providers certified in CPR.

    The Racial Equity Institute is an alliance of trainers, organizers, and institutional leaders who have devoted themselves to the work of creating racially equitable organizations and systems. They help individuals and organizations develop tools to challenge patterns or power and grow equity.

    Advance registration strongly encouraged to reserve your space!

    If your organization would like to join the list of sponsors, contact Saleisha at togetherwewillnc@gmail.com

Thank you for your understanding and your support!