YNPN and Nonprofit Quarterly Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Reader
It is becoming increasing clear that young leaders think, discuss and respond differently than older leaders to issues of equity, diversity and inclusion. These differences need to be acknowledged and more deeply understood in a personal, organization, and political way. Our lived experiences are the result not just of our race, gender, sexual orientation, immigration status, class, age or work status, but the result of the dynamic and sometimes conflicting experiences of the intersection of these identities in our lives and work.
Understanding that this is an ideal time to explore these dynamics and perhaps understand them in a fresh way, the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network and the Nonprofit Quarterly are collaborating on a series of articles that explore issues of equity, diversity and inclusion from the perspectives of young leaders. Writers must be under 40 years of age. That means we need you to share your thoughts, experiences and observations of how issues of diversity, equity and inclusiveness are experienced, negotiated, challenged or transformed in your work.
You can find all the details (including the submission form, a few short prompts, and sample NPQ articles) on the Nonprofit Quarterly website. The deadline for the initial proposal has been extended to September 18th, so don’t delay. Here is quick rundown of the process/timeline:
- Contributors will submit an outline or a short summary by September 18th
- The editorial committee will make choices and provide feedback by September 25th.
- Your first draft is due by October 23rd. If your submission is chosen, an advisory group will assist in the reading of this draft and editing of your final article.
This is a vital conversation for the social sector to have and we hope you will be a part of it!