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In this virtual webinar, 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. The Groundwater metaphor is designed to help practitioners at all levels internalize the reality that we live in a racially structured society, and that that is what causes racial inequity. The metaphor is based on three observations:

1. racial inequity looks the same across systems,
2. socio-economic difference does not explain the racial inequity; and,
3. inequities are caused by systems, regardless of people’s culture or behavior.

Embracing these truths helps leaders confront the reality that all our systems, institutions, and outcomes emanate from the racial hierarchy, on which the United States was built. In other words, we have a “groundwater” problem, and we need “groundwater” solutions. Starting from there, we begin to unlock transformative change.


Nonprofit Rate – $25
Corporate / For-Profit Rate – $50

If you need tuition assistance to attend this workshop, contact Rosey – roseyh@nonprofitam.org.


Half Day Training from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Central
Zoom access information will be sent to registered attendees at least 24 hours before the session.
Attendees must be available for the entire training 

Refund Policy:

If you must cancel your registration please email training@nonprofitam.org prior to 2 weeks before the session. Within 2 weeks of the session, your registration can be transferred to another individual within your organization, their name and email must be sent to training@nonprofitam.org prior to 24 hours of the session start. There is no refund of registration fees within 2 weeks of the session.


If the session shows registration is at capacity, please add your name to our 2023 REI Waitlist here – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NAMREIWaitlist