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COURAGEOUS CONVERSATION

GLOBAL FOUNDATION

Developing partnerships that unite people of all races and revitalize communities by promoting racial justice, interracial understanding and human healing.

WHO WE ARE

The mission of Courageous Conversation Global Foundation is to elevate racial consciousness through interracial healing. We practice this healing through training and development to deepen our collective understanding of racial justice. Through this practice, the Foundation promotes and supports communities, locally and globally, in achieving racial equity and social justice.

THE BOARD

Andrea Johnson, Courageous Conversation Global Foundation Executive Director

Andrea Johnson

Executive Director

Glenn Singleton

Board Chair

Michael Johnson

Board Secretary

Christine Lim

Board Treasurer

Colette Pierce Burnette

Board Member

WHAT WE DO

The Global Foundation was founded to offer Courageous Conversation’s 25-year history of racial equity workshops and development to the world community. Through strategic philanthropy, the Global Foundation models how coordinated, intentional action undertaken by a set of stakeholders is central to creating collective impact to achieve racial healing.

The Global Foundation seeks opportunities to leverage investments to unite people of all races to engage in the most effective precipitant of social change: authentic, sustained and compelling intra- and interracial dialogue to eradicate racism.

The Global Foundation nurtures public/private partnerships to attract revenue streams, aggregate resources, and catalyze change for racially equitable collective impact.

To achieve racial equity, it is the vision of the Global Foundation to:

Revitalize Communities
Develop Community Leaders
Develop Community Leaders
Engage and Empower College Racial Equity Leaders

OUR PROGRAMMING

Courageous Conversation Global Foundation will lead and develop programming in the following key areas:

Community-based Racial Healing Initiatives

On May, 30, 2018, the Courageous Conversation Global Foundation in partnership with WURD Talk Radio Philadelphia delivered our Critical Care model to the Philadelphia community in the wake of a racial incident at a local Starbucks that captured national attention. This is an approach to racial healing and rejuvenation that reduces the impact of racial trauma and creates pathways for healthy intra-and interracial understanding. Participant, Lenore Poston said: “The conversation that ensued was both powerful and meaningful. I believe that this kind of discourse is at the root of the healing that is so desperately needed in our country. Thank you for leading us through the insightful process, and giving us tools to use.”

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Individual Leadership Development For Racial Equity

Individual Leadership Development for Racial Equity

In Auckland New Zealand, Perth, Australia and throughout the United States, we have uniquely qualified stellar leaders who deliver the Beyond Diversity™ curriculum leading racial healing initiatives in their own community. The Foundation will expand this cadre of experts to the far corners of the globe as we make our world a better place for all. 

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Engage and Empower College Racial Equity Leaders

Harnessing the talents of the next generation is a vital step in sustaining the efforts of the Global Foundation. Through the Courageous Equity Leadership Fellows (CELF) program we train and support college students to become proficient in the Courageous Conversation™ tools for racial healing; and support them as they organize, lead and facilitate racial equity conversations on campus.

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OUR WORK

Courageous Conversation is an award-winning protocol for effectively engaging, sustaining and deepening interracial dialogue developed by Glenn E, Singleton. This dialogic approach provides a set of tools or a Protocol designed to accommodate the experience with race for people of all races. The Protocol is embedded in a systemic Framework that guides analysis and thinking through which participants are supported to move from theory to practice (Singleton, 2015).

For nearly 25 years, Courageous Conversation has expanded from its original focus on racial equity transformation in PreK-12 education in the United States, to a broader scope that now addresses race in higher education, corporations, nonprofits, and government in Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.

The Courageous Conversation Global Foundation works to leverage that experience to:

Build interracial networks of people and broaden access to Courageous Conversation through training organizations and stakeholder groups.

Convene and develop cross-sector partnerships to foster strategic systemic alignment, resource development, collaborative self-determination, and networking.

Consult and coach leadership in schools, business, government, and community organizations in systemic racial equity transformation.

Identify, corroborate, publish and widely disseminate racial equity best practices and action research.

Check It Out

Members of the community participate in a forum on racism in Philadelphia, hosted by WURD Radio and the Courageous Conversation Global Foundation

Where Are the Racially Conscious White People?

As I sat on a plane, reflecting after co-facilitating a community conversation on racial trauma that focused on history, healing and empowerment, I was struck by the absence of the voices of racially conscious white people in the room and in the broader national conversations about race.…

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