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Call for Session Ideas


deadline extended to March 3, 2021

click here to access the Submission Portal

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We are eager to collect your ideas for breakout sessions and workshops at this year's 2021 Unity Summit, set for October in Minneapolis, MN. You may submit more than one Session Idea. Whether your idea is polished or still in development, we are interested to understand your idea through the questions in the portal. If selected for the 2021 Unity Summit, we will work with you to finalize the session before it goes live in October.

At the 2021 Unity Summit, we will explore strategies for utilizing power to advance philanthropic equity.


Specifically, we are looking for examples of how philanthropy can support structural and institutional CHANGE through two focus areas:

  • Internal organizational practice - work focused on climate and culture, realizing intersectional racial equity within philanthropic organizations

  • External practice - use of capital, ways of engaging with community, methods for leveraging collective power

Session ideas should align with one or more of the Unity Summit goals:

  • Highlight how to integrate diversity, equity and inclusion towards liberation into philanthropic practice.

  • Amplify racially equitable philanthropic practices that address structural and institutional change.

  • Magnify community priorities of our partners with an intersectional approach.

In addition to aligning with the Unity Summit goals, we are interested in addressing the following key issues areas:

  • Abolition, Police Accountability & Decriminalization of Communities

  • Black Liberation

  • Climate Justice

  • COVID-19

  • Disability Justice

  • Disability Inclusion

  • Economic Justice

  • Gender Justice

  • Immigrant & Refugee Rights

  • Indigenous Rights & Tribal Sovereignty

  • Health Equity

  • Healing Justice & Wellbeing

  • LGBTQ Rights

  • Multiracial Democracy

  • Narrative Change

  • Organizational Culture

  • Racial Equity

  • Racial Justice

  • Reproductive Justice

  • Rural Organizing




For more information on Sessions, please start a profile on the portal or visit this overview of our Call for Session Ideas FAQ.

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