Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio

Friday, May 1, 2020

2020/05/01 - Racial-Equity DEI & Real Estate

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[NEW EPISODE] Racial-Equity DEI & Real Estate

Real Estate How have markets been impacted by the pandemic? What do you need to think about before your next move and when should you start your thinking? Jane Brody is executive director at Vicus Partners. Racial-Equity DEI Tristan Penn shares how Coronavirus has disproportionately hurt Black and Indigenous people. We also talk about dismantling white power structures that you may not realize exist inside your nonprofit. Tristan is NTEN's community engagement and equity manager. This is part of our 20NTC coverage.

Segment 1

Tony introduces the first guest of the show, Jane Brody, who starts off by talking about her stand-up comedy and then transitions into what she believes will be the effect the pandemic will have on how non-profits will have to manage their physical workspaces.

Segment 2

Jane talks about how people should approach discussing their leases with their landlords and how nonprofits should approach selecting and optimizing their space, going over some common mistakes that nonprofits typically make and how to avoid them.

Segment 3

Tony introduces the second guest of the show, Tristan Penn, who talks about the importance of Racial-Equity DEI and how the effects of the pandemic has highlighted racial inequities, as well as how these conversations can be brought up and the issues can be dealt with. Tristan gives advice for minorities working within these white-led organizations in the nonprofit world and avoiding patronization, being aware of when racial biases are in play.

 Segment 4

Tristan relates his positive experience working at NTEN, speaking on organizations taking responsibility and working against racial equity. He also talks about how organizations can unknowingly affect minority and female workers, creating pay gaps and cutting off opportunities. Tristan outlines how racial biases can exist in all levels of the company and says how looking critically at complex racial issues within your organization will be much better for it in the long run.