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Sustainable CT: Community Match Fund Office Hours - Social Change Amplifier Fund

May 26, 2022 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Sustainable CT is excited to host the May Community Match Fund Office Hour on the new Social Change Amplifier Fund (SCAF) launched with the generous partnership of the Supporting Organizing Work – CT funders collaborative. The Social Change Amplifier Fund dedicates funds via the existing $1:$1 Community Match Fund program to projects led by Black, Latinx, Multiracial, Indigenous and other People of Color (POC) community organizers and organizations, with adjustments to help the campaigns reach scale and fundraising goals efficiently.

If you, or an organization/person you know, could benefit from this program, please share and plan to join Joseph Dickerson, Sustainable CT's Community Partnership Manager, on Thursday, May 26th from 12-1pm to discuss the details of this exciting new funding opportunity.

What are the criteria for the Social Change Amplifier Match Fund?

  • Organized by Black, Latinx, Multiracial, Indigenous and People of Color (POC) leaders (grassroots groups, individual resident or nonprofit organization)

  • Provide broad public benefits to your community (not to support private businesses or individuals through such methods as bail funds or rental assistance)

  • Align with Sustainable CT’s action roadmap

  • Planned for one or more Sustainable CT registered towns

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Projects, events, campaigns or community activities that promote public awareness and education

  • Community canvasing, surveys, forums and meetings

  • Vision sessions, focus groups

  • Community leadership training

  • Restorative justice projects

  • Murals and other public art

How does the Social Change Amplifier Match Fund work?

Unlike traditional grant programs, Sustainable CT offers a quick, simple application process (starting with a conversation) with no deadlines, no lengthy review period, and minimal reporting requirements. Sustainable CT helps you create your project description on their crowdfunding platform, provides a crowdfunding coach, spreads the word about your project to bring in support from outside of your networks, and will match up to $7,500 in one-to-one matching dollars from the Social Change Amplifier Match Fund. Please contact [email protected] to schedule a call to discuss your project idea at any time.

NOTE: All Sustainable CT online events are recorded, including audio, video and chat texts. We make these recordings available, verbatim, to participants and to the public through our website and on YouTube. We may also use these recordings, in whole or in part, in social media posts, promotional and press material, in Actions & Impact, a Sustainable CT newsletter, and in the creation of The IMPACT, a Sustainable CT podcast, to support the action framework and further the mission of Sustainable CT. Be advised that by participating in a Sustainable CT virtual online event, and acknowledging that recording is taking place, you are accepting our use of your depiction, voice and chat texts in the manner(s) described.
 

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: Sustainable CT Event, with Eligibility to Earn Points

Sustainable CT Virtual Equity Training Series: Spring 2022

April 12, 2022 - 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

May 10, 2022 - 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

June 07, 2022 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

This free, three-part, virtual equity workshop series provides a comprehensive framework of racial equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI). Attendance at all three sessions is required. Sessions run 9:30 am - 12:30 pm on: April 12th, May 10th, and 10:00 am - 1:00 pm on: June 7th. Content will be geared to help Sustainability Teams integrate equity considerations into their Sustainable CT initiatives. Who should attend? Sustainability Team members (elected officials, municipal staff, commissioners, volunteers) in registered Sustainable CT communities. Attendance is capped at 35.

Attendees will participate in three different workshops:

Equity 101 (April 12): This workshop provides an understanding for how racial equity increases the prosperity, health, and safety of the entire community. In order to transform structures, organizations, communities, and systems, today’s leaders need to be able to lead with an anti-racism/racial equity lens. We will discuss how leading with a racial equity lens is an essential component of a strategy for structural transformation to create equity for all.

Everyday Anti-Racism for Leaders (May 10): This workshop provides an understanding for how racial equity increases the prosperity, health, and safety of the entire community. TPS shows leaders how to apply anti-racism strategies to policies, practices, programs, evaluation, and financial decisions that advance equity in practical, tangible ways. Participants will strengthen their knowledge of strategies and tools to achieve racial equity.

How to Have Conversations about Race (June 7): This workshop provides an in-depth focus on major cross-cultural communication theories, ways that cultural values, power, privilege, and differences affect the way we communicate, tools for questioning assumptions, and ways to improve cross-cultural communications. Thought Partner Solutions offers leaders resources and materials to help kick off, prepare for, and facilitate conversations about race, bias, and equity.

Workshop leaders offer a variety of tools and teaching methods including graphic facilitation, visual imagery, theoretical models, small group dialogue, and kinesthetic interaction, to create a dynamic space that supports all types of learners.
 

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: Sustainable CT Event, with Eligibility to Earn Points

Tracking Solid Waste Generation in Your Community

June 14, 2022 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Wondering how you calculate residential solid waste disposed per person and how you can use this data to reduce solid waste generation in your town? Join us to hear from Jennifer Weymouth of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection as she walks attendees through the steps to calculate your residential solid waste disposed per person and meet the requirements of Sustainable CT’s sub-action action 9.1.1. Ginny Walton, Recycling Coordinator for the Town of Mansfield will share insights about why this information is important, and how a community can use it to reduce waste.
 

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: Sustainable CT Event, with Eligibility to Earn Points

Sustainable CT Virtual Equity Training Series: Summer 2022

August 04, 2022 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

August 25, 2022 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

September 14, 2022 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

This free, three-part, virtual equity workshop series provides a comprehensive framework of racial equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI). Attendance at all three sessions is required. Sessions run 10:00 am – 1:00 pm on: August 4th, August 25th, and September 14th. Content will be geared to help Sustainability Teams integrate equity considerations into their Sustainable CT initiatives. Who should attend? Sustainability Team members (elected officials, municipal staff, commissioners, volunteers) in registered Sustainable CT communities. Attendance is capped at 35.

Attendees will participate in three different workshops:

Equity 101 (August 4): This workshop provides an understanding for how racial equity increases the prosperity, health, and safety of the entire community. In order to transform structures, organizations, communities, and systems, today’s leaders need to be able to lead with an anti-racism/racial equity lens. We will discuss how leading with a racial equity lens is an essential component of a strategy for structural transformation to create equity for all.

Everyday Anti-Racism for Leaders (August 25): This workshop provides an understanding for how racial equity increases the prosperity, health, and safety of the entire community. TPS shows leaders how to apply anti-racism strategies to policies, practices, programs, evaluation, and financial decisions that advance equity in practical, tangible ways. Participants will strengthen their knowledge of strategies and tools to achieve racial equity.

How to Have Conversations about Race (September 14): This workshop provides an in-depth focus on major cross-cultural communication theories, ways that cultural values, power, privilege, and differences affect the way we communicate, tools for questioning assumptions, and ways to improve cross-cultural communications. Thought Partner Solutions offers leaders resources and materials to help kick off, prepare for, and facilitate conversations about race, bias, and equity.

Workshop leaders offer a variety of tools and teaching methods including graphic facilitation, visual imagery, theoretical models, small group dialogue, and kinesthetic interaction, to create a dynamic space that supports all types of learners.
 

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: Sustainable CT Event, with Eligibility to Earn Points

Sustainable CT Virtual Equity Training Series: Fall 2022

October 19, 2022 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

November 16, 2022 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

December 07, 2022 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

This free, three-part, virtual equity workshop series provides a comprehensive framework of racial equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI). Attendance at all three sessions is required. Sessions run 10:00 am – 1:00 pm on: October 19th, November 16th, and December 7th. Content will be geared to help Sustainability Teams integrate equity considerations into their Sustainable CT initiatives. Who should attend? Sustainability Team members (elected officials, municipal staff, commissioners, volunteers) in registered Sustainable CT communities. Attendance is capped at 35.

Attendees will participate in three different workshops:

Managing Unconscious Bias (October 19): This workshop is designed to increase awareness of bias and to explore how conscious and unconscious bias impacts communication and decision-making when we interact with individuals and groups that are different from us. Participants will also explore the effects of bias in everyday situations and determine alternative behaviors that stop bias in its tracks.

Race, Racism, and White Supremacy (November 16): This workshop explores the origins of race, white supremacy, and racism. We begin to discuss and how white supremacy and racism continue to manifest in our cities and towns.

How to Change Someone's Mind (December 7): In this workshop participants will learn about beliefs and behaviors of folks and how to navigate racist comments and the complexities of people’s beliefs.

Workshop leaders offer a variety of tools and teaching methods including graphic facilitation, visual imagery, theoretical models, small group dialogue, and kinesthetic interaction, to create a dynamic space that supports all types of learners.
 

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: Sustainable CT Event, with Eligibility to Earn Points

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