Annual Membership Meeting Featuring Hanif Fazal

Annual Membership Meeting Featuring Hanif Fazal

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Thursday, October 5, 2023
12:00pm to 1:30pm PDT
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The first 100 registrants will receive a free mailed copy of "An Other World," Hanif Fazal's debut publication. Please fill out this form by October 5 at 5pm PT to reserve your book. You still need to register for the event.

Join us for our annual Membership Meeting featuring Hanif Fazal, author and founder of the Center for Equity and Inclusion in Portland, Oregon. In addition, we'll hear remarks from Philanthropy Northwest's board chair, Nichole June Maher and CEO Jill Nishi and learn about other exciting announcements. 

Recentering DEI around Brownness and Blackness: In philanthropy and elsewhere, we’ve come a long way toward bringing diversity, equity and inclusion into our organizations. At first, what was required was common language and frameworks that acknowledge white supremacy along with efforts to rebuild organizations in inclusive and equitable ways. However, because of the weight of our history and the way structural racism touches every aspect of American society, DEI efforts that were initially launched to address white supremacy still center on whiteness. Often they unintentionally push communities of color to the margins and leave people of color asking, “What does DEI have to do with me?” 

Hanif Fazal’s new book "An Other World" is a moving blend of social commentary and memoir documenting his journey towards Black and Brown joy, freedom and belonging. It offers a tangible, hopeful path forward by nurturing identity and centering community. It’s a path where joy is the norm rather than struggle, where school and work are inclusive rather than exclusionary and where Brown and Black relationships lead to a unique experience of freedom. 


Hanif Fazal, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Center for Equity and Inclusion

The Center for Equity and Inclusion (CEI) is a specialized consultancy that provides support to organizations and leaders interested in building capacity to advance equity and inclusion throughout their operations, culture, and services or programming. For over twenty years, Hanif has developed and delivered innovative equity and inclusion programs across the corporate, education, philanthropic, public and non-profit sectors. Hanif spends most of his professional time speaking, training DEI professionals, and coaching executives and executive teams. He currently lives with his daughter in Portland, Oregon.



You do not need to be a Philanthropy Northwest member to participate but do need to represent a philanthropic organization. If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact Lyn Hunter

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