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The Privilege to Work for Pennies: How martyrdom undermines equity work in the Service Sectors

  • Impact Hub Seattle 220 2nd Avenue South Seattle, WA 98104 United States (map)

“The Privilege to Work for Pennies:

How martyrdom undermines equity in the Service Sectors”

The service sectors (education, government and nonprofit) are a thriving and vital force where amazing work is being done by inspired leaders in our community. All this work is wanted and needed.  However, burnout, staff turnover, changing funding landscape and lack of equity among staff and clients, are all issues that contribute to us spinning our wheels.

How can we shift from surviving to thriving?

How can we plan for sustainability when we are caught in a cycle of putting out fires?

You are invited to attend this experiential and collaborative workshop that will look at how martyrdom is undermining the long-term success of the sector and how we can contribute to a better outcome and sustainable liberation. 

How can we ensure racial and economic justice when the people in leadership do not represent those most affected?

Together, we’ll harness the experiences and expertise of the group to create fresh perspectives on:

●      Who is doing the work and how do issues of martyrdom affect equity?

●      Can there be true equity within a culture of charity and martyrdom?

●      Where do we find hope and inspiration?

●      What contributes to widespread systemic, sector transformation and change?