Lower Level Conference Center
Decades of studies have found that young people who buy into rigid ideas for masculinity and femininity have lower outcomes in basic health, education, and labor force participation. Yet many funders doing important racial equity work often overlook gender, or else silo it as LGBTQ+ issue. Join this open, engaging discussion of “intersectional” funding that reconnects race, class AND gender.
This session will be led by Riki Wilchins, Executive Director of TrueChild. She has worked with such agencies as the White House, CDC, HHS Office of Adolescent Health and HHS Office on Women’s Health and has written on gender and race for outlets like ABFE, HIP, and NCRP. The author of six books on gender theory and politics, her new book for funders is “Gender Norms & Intersectionality: Connecting Race, Class & Gender.” A copy of this publication will be available to all attendees.
Throughout the discussion, Riki will share examples of gender aware projects from funding organizations including The Heinz Endowments and other local thought-leaders and participants will leave with concrete ideas and take-aways for integrating gender norms into their own funding.