When

Friday, November 1, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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Where

Mexican Cultural Institute 
2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
 

 
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Contact

Challenging Racism, Polly Hall 
 
631-258-3805 
reception@challengingracism.org 
 

Challenging Racism
Annual Reception 

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You can purchase tickets at the reception starting at 6:45 pm

Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009  

Please join us for our 2019 Challenging Racism Annual Reception at the Mexican Cultural Institute in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. Coming together in community, we will share our stories, celebrate our accomplishments, and reflect on our year ahead!

We are grateful to the Mexican Cultural Institute for permitting us use of this original and beautiful space for the evening.  We are excited to welcome you for an evening of traditional Mexican cuisine by amazing Chef Lupina Angeles, drinks, and Mexican music to enjoy - all amid festive decorations in recognition of the Day of the Dead.

The event will take place from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, with a brief formal program and video starting at 8:00 PM. 

Ticket & Sponsorship Level Pricing 

Friend - Annual Reception Ticket $60

Entitles the purchaser to:

  • Entry for one (1) individual to the annual reception

Host Committee Member Sponsorship Level $300

Entitles the purchaser to:
  • Entry for two (2) individuals to the annual reception
  • Recognition on the 2019 annual reception invitation
  • Recognition in "Our Challenging Racism Story" video to be shared during the short formal program at the annual reception

Facilitator Sponsorship Level $600

Entitles the purchaser to all benefits of the Host Committee Member Sponsorship Level plus:
  • Entry for two (2) individuals to the "behind the scenes tour" of the mansion by a member of the Foreign Service at the Mexican Cultural Institute (immediately prior to the annual reception, details to be provided upon registration)
  • Recognition on signage at the annual reception check-in table

Champion Sponsorship Level $800

Entitles the purchaser to:

  • Entry for four (4) individuals to the annaul reception
  • Recognition on the 2019 annual reception invitation
  • Recognition in "Our Challenging Racism Story" video to be shared during the short formal program at the annual reception
  • Entry for four (4) individuals to the "behind the scenes tour" of the mansion by a member of the Foreign Service at the Mexican Cultural Institute (immediately prior to the annual reception, details to be provided upon registration)
  • Recognition on signage at the annual reception check-in table
  • Recognition from the Challenging Racism speaker during the short formal program at the annual reception 

Challenger Sponsorship Level $2400

Entitles the purchaser to all of the benefits of the Champion Sponsorship Level plus:
  • One (1) 2 hour session, Challenging Racism: Getting Started, led by two trained facilitators to introduce up to 25 members of your team or community to racial literacy, individual vs. systemic racism, and the impacts of redlining to understand segregation and racial inequities. Help build a baseline understanding of racism today and a shared urgency to talk about race. This Getting Started session can be provided to invited participants or offered as a public event.

Ambassador Sponsorship Level $4800

Entitles the purchaser to all of the benefits of the Champion Sponsorship Level plus:

  • Be the named sponsor of three (3) monthly recurring sessions of Challenging Racism: Getting Started to the public in 2019-2020. Each 2 hour session is led by two trained facilitators to introduce up to 25 community members to racial literacy, individual vs. systemic racism, and the impacts of redlining to understand segregation and racial inequities.  A great way to demonstrate commitment to Diversity & Inclusion and Community values.
  • Challenging Racism recognition as a "Challenging Racism Ambassador 2019-2020" 

 

Host Committee

The following host committee members look forward to your support of the 2019 Challenging Racism Annual Reception.  Thank you!

  • Heather Anderson
  • Nancy & Billy Bob Brown
  • Alicia Puente Cackley
  • The Honorable Matt de Ferranti
  • Ariadne Goerke & Bob Axelrad
  • Renee Gutshall & the Honorable Erik Gutshall
  • Polly & Matthew Hall
  • Christine & Chip Hoisington
  • Tish Jenkins
  • Ann-Marie Johnson
  • Leah & Anthony Maderal
  • Judy & Randy McKnight
  • Kathleen McSweeney & Michael Rafky
  • Mark & Carolina Nadel
  • Pilar Orozco 
  • Parisa Dehghani-Tafti [Parisa for Justice]
  • Gerri Ratliff
  • John & Ellen Schelble
  • Moira Muccio Secrest
  • Steve & Nancy Silcox
  • Kathryn Shollenberger & Barry Stahl
  • Beth Tomasello

Facilitator Level Sponsors

We greatly appreciate the support of our Facilitator Level Sponsors!

  • Mary and Patrick Hynes
  • Louise Nicholson Howe
  • Marty & Stephen Swaim
  • The Swaim Family: Kathryn, Leah, Michael and Susannah
  • Meg Tuccillo

Challenger Level Sponsors

Many thanks to our Challenger Level Sponsor!

About Challenging Racism

Since 2004, Challenging Racism has been holding a series of 2.5 hour planned facilitated conversations, every other week for 5 months, to teach people in Arlington, Virginia about issues surrounding race, and ways to challenge racism.  Challenging Racism: Learning How began as a parallel experience to the Arlington Public Schools initiative to inform faculty and staff about race and equity in its effort to close the Achievement Gap between white and non-white students. It has grown to provide information to school and work groups, community organizations, and others whose members can benefit from a deeper and broader understanding of racism and its effect on our society. 

Through reading, stories, activities and facilitated conversations, participants learn to engage thoughtfully and effectively in cross-cultural situations. We support development of a basic understanding of racism, white privilege, the roots of racism and its more recent modern manifestations in our society. The skills developed here can be applied to many different topics and situations. 

Our goal is simple: To give you the tools to have conversations about racism and bias in your community, in order to disrupt racism wherever you find it.