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Racial Equity


What is “Brave Space”?  At CommunityBuild Ventures, we define it as a structured space to allow participants to be their most authentic selves and lean in more deeply in conversations centered on racial equity.  Why do we engage in Brave Space Building?  When a team of professionals seeks to understand, embrace, and embody racial equity[…]

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BMESTalk is “a space and place to stretch your soul.” These words were spoken by J. Tristan Hall, a Black male Assistant Principal based in Philadelphia, during a BMESTalk Happy Hour last December. J. Tristan’s comments are an indicator that BMEsTalk is living up to its vision statement – to inspire Black Male Educators to[…]

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Racial equity must involve the most impacted in the creation and implementation of policies and practices. #CBV was encouraged by the inspiring models of grantmaking led by community members. They are challenging the narrative about who is really positioned to transform communities. We highlight the amazing work from: THRIVE Thomasville Stadium Neighborhoods Community Trust Fund[…]

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CommunityBuild Ventures is proclaiming December as the Month of Gratitude! Our practice of Brave Space Building uses gratitude as an important building block to help participants be their most authentic selves.  It invites hopefulness and opens the door to infinite possibilities. We are so grateful for what this year has taught us about resiliency, love[…]

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The process of remedying and reversing the equity challenges present within schools goes beyond the outlandish policies of leaders or the efforts of administrators. All stakeholders involved in education have a role to play. In this article, we shall discuss what we as individuals can do to improve our schools’ quality, fairness, and inclusion. As[…]

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While the world was watching the election reports, I was laughing with Mo Amer and Gina Yashere; coloring; and eating my taco Tuesday meal prepared by my hubby.  I was also intermittently browsing through my social media to check-in on my communities.  I received prayers, funny videos and affirmations that summarized all is well.   During[…]

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In this recent season of the national awakening of the atrocities experienced by by BIPOC, many organizations are beginning to question their practices. We have experienced organizations erroneously interchange DEI with racial equity. Here is our take on the difference between DEI and racial equity. What are your thoughts on the difference between racial equity[…]

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