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Learning to Listen Spring 2023- Episode 3

April 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Learning to Listen: Conversations for Change returns with three new conversations featuring inspiring leaders working on the frontlines of current and emerging issues for children and families. The conversations are for everyone who cares for and about babies and children, and the families, professionals, and communities that protect, nurture, and enjoy them. The free series kicks off on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT.

All Learning to Listen conversations are one-hour long and feature live Spanish translation, closed-captioning, and an interactive Q and A. Certificates of attendance are available.

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Episode 3: Human-Centered Design for a World Without Racism

with Makeeba McCreary and Augusta Miell
Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at 3 PM ET / 12 PM PT

Makeeba McCreary, President of the New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund, and Augusta Miell, Executive Director at Agncy, a human-centered design firm, will share with us their process for bringing together community-based nonprofit organizations and philanthropic foundations to vision — and take action toward — a world without racism.

Makeeba McCreary, Ed.D. is president of the New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund (NCF). NCF was founded by Black and Brown executives from Massachusetts’ leading corporations to support Black and Brown communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic and in the wake of the brutal killing by police of George Floyd. In its first year, NCF raised $30 million toward its initial fundraising goal of $100 million, to be used to support eligible nonprofit organizations and build an ecosystem of leaders and stakeholders committed to dismantling systemic racism in Boston and across the state.  Prior to joining NCF, Makeeba was a senior leader at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and served as Managing Director and Senior Advisor of External Affairs for Boston Public Schools, reporting directly to the Mayor and Superintendent of Schools.

Augusta Meill is the director of the non-profit design firm Agncy. Working in the systems of education, healthcare, and criminal justice, much of Agncy’s work is focused on disenfranchised communities across Boston. Agncy merges the design process with the philosophy of community organizing, seeking to redistribute power, create coalitions, and develop solutions that align incentives and values between community members and institutions. agncy.org

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At a Glance

April 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Cost: $Free