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VU-PAA Webinar - Maria Miranda

VU-PAA Webinar:

Equity: Not Falling Prey to the Latest Buzzwords

Hosted by: Maria Miranda, MPA '17

Monday, June 4, 2018 | 12:00pm (ET)

Join the Villanova Chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha for an upcoming professional development webinar featuring Maria Miranda, MPA '17, who currently serves as the State Strategic Advisory - OH & PA for the STB Foundation. 

The nonprofit sector can often fall prey to the latest buzzwords like “equity,” with Board and staff members asking themselves, for example, “How can our organization conduct programs equitably?” or “Is equity part of our mission?” Many nonprofit leaders are confused about what equity means and how it differs from diversity and inclusion. For others, a more equitable program model means having some difficult conversations about issues like race, class, and gender with staff and Board members.

This webinar will serve as a primer for nonprofit leaders who are interested in tackling discussions about equity in nonprofit organizations. What is it? Why is it important? What does it look like in practice? What makes it so difficult? This webinar will provide a safe space for conversation and exchange, so participants can discuss the many challenges and barriers as well as define actions and a process to achieve positive outcomes.

Attendees will:

  • Learn strategic doing
  • Envision what equity implies for Board management and training
  • Envision a staff development program for tackling the topic of equity

Practical skills discussed:

  • The core concepts of equity
  • Assessing equity in the organization
  • Formulating a plan to build equity in a nonprofit

About our host:

Maria is a social justice advocate based in Cleveland, Ohio. Her work primarily centers on reproductive health, rights, and justice. Her fifteen year career in the social sector includes roles as community organizer, program manager, fundraiser, and philanthropy officer. An occasional visual and performance artist and writer, her work has been shown in theaters and galleries in several cities. She has been recognized for her advocacy efforts by local organizations including Greater Cleveland Community Shares. In addition to earning her MPA from Villanova, Maria has a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Public Policy from Northwestern University. 


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