By Michelle Shireen Muri, Freedom Conspiracy Principal and CCF co-founding member
Back by popular demand: “White Lady Wrangler,” Fleur Larsen! Fleur joins Michelle to talk about white nonsense in the workplace, mean girls, martyrdom, tone policing, connection over correction, perfectionism, accountability and cringe-worthy behavior. We could have sector wide transformation if white women could center and hold a clear commitment to racial equity. So what does that look like? Fleur breaks down some nonsense with ownership and responsibility in four calls to action.
Fleur drops some knowledge especially for our white colleagues — for example “we can’t move forward until we’ve tended to what’s occurred — most orgs need to do repair…not pretend that we can just move forward like nothing happened, you gotta try and see what happens.”
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Here are some of the resources she loves on this topic:
+ Generational Differences in Racial Equity Work by Dax-Devlon Ross
+ How to plan a White Caucus Agenda by Pippi Kessler
+ Racial Identity Caucusing: A Strategy for Building Anti-Racist Collectives by Crossroads
+ Why We’re All Suffering from Racial Trauma (Even White People) — and How to Handle It by Resmaa Menakem via Ten Percent Happier
+ A Call to White People: It’s Time To Live In The Answer by Melia LaCour
Oh and Doctors Without Borders recently set this example of truth telling!
About the Ethical Rainmaker podcast
In the United States alone, philanthropy is a $427 million dollar industry, of which 68% comes from individual donors. Yet the practices, theories, and foundation of modern philanthropy and fundraising often ignore the ways in which the industry perpetuates harm.
The Ethical Rainmaker, hosted by Michelle Shireen Muri, is a podcast that hosts authentic conversations grappling with the questions that we don’t often ask in the nonprofit world. Join us as we explore some of the practices that undermine our missions and navigate the way forward with today’s resisters, reimaginers, and the re-creators of the third sector. It’s time to think differently.
Michelle Shireen Muri (she/her) is the co-chair of the founding Seattle chapter for Community-Centric Fundraising and the host of the podcast, The Ethical Rainmaker. She is the founder of Freedom Conspiracy, a small collective of fundraising consultants focused on bringing values-aligned practices to clients in the nonprofit and philanthropy spaces. @freedomconspiracy on Instagram. You can send her a tip via Patreon.
This was rich and layered and a joy to listen to – gratitude to Michelle and Fleur, keep it up! We’re with you!