Skill Building

Belonging in a Time of Othering: A Workshop with john a. powell

Belonging in a Time of Othering: A Workshop with john a. powell

Event details

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
4:30pm to 6:00pm PST
2100 24th Ave S. Seattle, WA 98144

About this event

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. If you'd like to be added to the waitlist please email Mares Asfaha at

In a time of othering, how do we build a community, a culture, and a world of belonging?

As a term that encompasses the many expressions of prejudice or inequity on the basis of group identities (including race, gender, (dis)ability, religion, ethnicity, and sexual orientation), "othering" is a clarifying frame that reveals a set of common processes and conditions that propagate group-based inequality and marginality.

This workshop with john a. powell will explore the problem of "othering", and how we can advance practices of belonging, both as leaders in philanthropy and in our communities.   

john a. powell is Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society and Professor of Law, African American, and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He was previously the Executive Director at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at the Ohio State University and the Institute for Race and Poverty at the University of Minnesota. Prior to that john was the National Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union. He is a co-founder of the Poverty & Race Research Action Council and serves on the boards of several national and international organizations. john led the development of an “opportunity-based” model that connects affordable housing to education, health, health care, and employment and is well-known for his work developing the frameworks of “targeted universalism” and “othering and belonging” to effect equity-based interventions. john has taught at numerous law schools including Harvard and Columbia University. His latest book is Racing to Justice: Transforming our Concepts of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive Society.

Philanthropy Northwest is excited to partner with Washington Women's Foundation to provide this workshop. 

This event is well suited for staff and board members of foundations. 

This workshop is open to PNW members only. In order to register please log in with your PNW website username and password and the registration option will appear for you. 

If you have questions about this program please contact Mares Asfaha at

WA Women’s Foundation