Presenter Q&A with Raymond Foxworth: we can grow from this current place

Raymond Foxworth, vice president, grantmaking, development and communications at First Nations Development Institute, wants you to remember to engage Native communities in your DEI discussions, and he’ll drive that point home in his Upswell workshop, “DEI (Don’t Exclude Indians).” We caught up with Raymond to learn more about him, including the one thing that would…

DEI, Native people, and intentional engagement

Raymond Foxworth, vice president, grantmaking, development and communications at First Nations Development Institute, says conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) often do not include Native Americans. He’s focused on changing that, and will advance the discussion about inclusion of Native people and communities during the Upswell workshop, “DEI (Don’t Exclude Indians).” “At First Nations,…

Back of the Yards: transforming Chicago’s Southwest Side

We hope you’ve had a chance to check out this year’s lineup for Chicago Inside & Out – a dozen thoughtfully designed experiences, all guided by dynamic community leaders across Chicago. These immersive tours are a cornerstone of the Upswell experience, which is all about going deep locally to uncover enriching and surprising insights that…