The Race, Culture, and Ethnicity Committee

Co-chaired this year by Betsy Ayankoya and Allison De Marco, FPG's longstanding Race, Culture, and Ethnicity Committee elevates awareness, promotes dialogue, and facilitates a positive work climate, while fostering the development of culturally attuned and culturally relevant work. Members of the committee have joined other FPG strategic groups to strengthen collaborations, and the committee has held recent workshops on the impact of implicit bias on decision-making, recognizing the need for cultural competence, anti-harassment bystander training, and more.

During the past year, the committee also created a professional development program that provides funding for FPG staff to attend trainings with a priority on cultural humility, racial equity, and diversity awareness. Most recently, the committee kicked off a public awareness campaign about racial equity.

Racial Equity Matters: Resources and Information

New Infographic: Racial Inequities in School Discipline
Black students, especially boys are disproportionately more likely than their white peers to face multiple suspensions from preschool.

Racial (In)Equity: An Infographic
This infographic is the first in the committee's series on racial inequity and what we can do about it.

A Brief Primer on Racial Equity
"We are thinking about racial equity as one part of racial justice, and thus we also include work to address root causes of inequities, not just their manifestation...”

The Diversity Professional Development Funds Program
(for FPG Employees only)

After the success of last year's program, FPG's Race, Culture, and Ethnicity Committee is again providing stipends of up to $300 each to attend courses or workshops aimed at expanding or refreshing participants' professional expertise in areas that support cultural diversity, with a priority on diversity awareness, cultural humility, and racial equity. The online application (FPG employees only) is here.

Upcoming Brown Bag Workshops on Racial Equity
(for FPG Employees only)

FPG employees can attend two seminars: Step 1 of the FPG Racial Equity Organizational Self-Assessment (9/25, noon) and Reducing Preschool Suspension and Expulsion (10/30, noon).

Spread the word: go.unc.edu/RacialEquity