AFP AK Chapter Lunch & Learn - "It's Time for White Women to Step Up for Racial Justice"

When:  May 19, 2021 from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM (AKT)
Associated with  AFP, Alaska Chapter
Please join us for the AFP Alaska Chapter for our May online Zoom Lunch and Learn with guest speaker Brianna Boggs presenting about: 

"It's Time for White Women to Step Up for Racial Justice" 

White women everywhere are finally hearing the call of their BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) sisters to step up for racial justice. But joining book groups, amplifying Black voices on social media, and teaching their kids to be anti-racist is not enough. It’s time for white women to step up at work for BIPOC women who are far more likely to be paid less, silenced or discounted by men, and suffer abuses such as sexual harassment.

From developing authentic relationships to sharing insider knowledge only available to them, “woke” white women have inordinate power to create change through the advocacy and support of BIPOC women. In this session, participants will explore the legacy of white supremacy in women’s relationships, unpack the barriers that keep white women from supporting Black women, and identify specific actions that will move beyond performative to true activism.

Cost is $10 for AFP members and $15 for non-members.



Brianna Boggs is an independent coach and consultant focused on supporting executives and boards of directors through leadership challenges. She focuses on racial equity (dismantling white supremacy culture, supporting leaders of color in white-founded organizations, helping white leadership build tolerance for racial stress, preparing organizations for transition) and fundraising (building skills, confidence, and creative strategies; responsibly transitioning funding relationships from founders to new leaders).

As co-founder and co-facilitator of the Racial Equity Senior Leaders Learning Circle, Brianna developed the curriculum and facilitates a 10-month cohort for nonprofit senior leaders seeking to dig deeply into the personal side of leadership on racial equity and implement new practices to improve their organizations.

Prior to her coaching and consulting work, Brianna’s career focused on fundraising and communications in social justice organizations including GLAD (GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders) where she was Director of Development at the 42-year-old impact litigation organization. As Director of Development and Communications at Trinity Boston Connects, she led public-facing strategies for the organization’s work to unlock opportunity for youth of color in Boston. As Development Manager for StreetSafe Boston at The Boston Foundation, Brianna led fundraising for a gang violence intervention strategy aimed at reducing homicide amongst the most active gangs in the city and, through counseling and job training, providing young people a way up and a way out.

Brianna has served as a volunteer or board member for organizations including the One Love Foundation, the Boston Women’s Fund, GLAD, the Ms. Foundation, the Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund, Coro Allegro and InnerCity Weightlifting. She holds a BA in Women’s Studies from the Ohio State University. She is a proud Midwesterner who descends from a country music singer/songwriter and an opera conductor. She lives in Dorchester, MA with her husband Sean and cuddly senior pitbull Papa.

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