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The Black Philanthropy Initiative offers learning events throughout the year as we bring together BPI’s supporters to learn more about critical issues impacting Black residents in Forsyth County. Here are some opportunities throughout the year when you can join us!

Ideas to Action: Equity in Education

Tuesday, June 7 | 6:00-7:30 PM
Virtual event
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Presented by The Women's Fund of Winston-Salem in partnership with the Black Philanthropy Initiative and Youth Grantmakers in Action.

Join The Women's Fund of Winston-Salem for deep dives into the most pressing issues our community has identified as critical to advancing economic opportunity for women and girls. Together in a virtual environment, we’ll experience a new and innovative online exhibit detailing the history of integrating local schools, learn from those who are leading the way on addressing school diversity and equity, and discover ways to advance community-led solutions that help local students achieve their dreams.

Black Philanthropy Month: August

Every August, BPI observes Black Philanthropy Month. Founded by Jackie Bouvier Copeland in 2011, Black Philanthropy Month highlights the many forms of giving among African-descent communities. It provides a time to be more intentional than ever to reflect on the incredible fortitude and generosity of Black communities throughout history.

Annual Fundraiser: October

Each fall, BPI hosts its annual fundraiser to celebrate its mission to encourage our community to use their time, talent and treasure to strengthen Black communities in Forsyth County. In 2021, we hosted this event virtually with the theme, All Hands on Deck: Celebrating & Strengthening Our Growing Black Philanthropy Movement. Watch this video below to hear what BPI grants are making possible in the community.

Undesigning the REdline: A Virtual Tour & Discussion

On February 28, 2022 we were joined by community members and BPI grantees for an engaging virtual event focused on redlining, its continued impacts, and plans for how we can work together to undesign the redline. Shamika Starke led participants on a brief tour of the Undesign the Redline exhibit at Forsyth County Public Library, followed by a panel discussion. We are so grateful to our panelists and moderator for giving their time to this critical conversation:

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