BIPOC Leaders Growing Nonprofit Power Together: Introduction and Goal Setting


About the event

In this session we will talk about the origins of nonprofit work and how to make sense of those origins and the inherent problems within the structure so that you can continue to do the work to fulfill your organization’s mission. We will get into the down and dirty of the dysfunction of the nonprofit sector and explore together how to create, and apply, a liberatory framework to a space that has yet to be decolonized.

New and aspiring BIPOC nonprofit leaders
May 12, 2023 9:00 AM

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Friday, May 12, 2023 | 9:00 -11:00 am

Facilitated by Sunshine Muse, our Learning Hub program BIPOC Leaders Growing Nonprofit Power Together serves as a support group for new and aspiring BIPOC nonprofit leaders will focus on the foundational and evolving knowledge needed to successfully run a sustainable organization from the ground up. This is the first of five drop-in sessions and you are able to register for as many as meets your interest and need.


About the facilitators

With over 25 years of academic and professional training, and a lifelong commitment and passion for social justice and equity, Sunshine Muse brings a unique perspective and expertise to facilitation and program design for community, higher ed, health systems and social services.

Muse has been a New Mexico resident since 2010 and has been the executive Director of Black Health New Mexico since 2018. Black Health New Mexico is a Black women-led nonprofit focused on shifting paradigms to help create a world where public health is more effective, people are more thoughtfully engaged, and history is not forgotten.

Originally from New York City, Muse grew up marinating in the American Cultural Melting Pot and the gender, cultural, language, economic, and ethnic inequities within it.

Muse has co-authored legislation, worked as the director of sexual misconduct education and adjudication at an Ivy League university, served as an instructor in the School of Nursing at Columbia University, designed curriculum for the department of probation in New York, and served as the educational coordinator of a violence intervention program at the (then) largest social service agency in the country.Her first love is facilitation and favorite strategy is love.

Tomás Rivera is the executive director of Chainbreaker Collective and has been with the organization since it was founded in 2004. Chainbreaker is a membership-led economic and environmental justice organization with over 800 dues-paying members in Santa Fe, NM, the bulk of whom are residents of neighborhoods experiencing disinvestment and vulnerable to gentrification and eviction. Chainbreaker organizes front-line community members directly impacted by housing, transit and civil rights issues to make Santa Fe a more equitable city.

Corrine Oqua Pi Povi Sanchez, PhD, of San Ildefonso Pueblo is Tewa Women United’s Executive Director. She holds a doctorate in Justice Studies from Arizona State University.

Dr. Sanchez has contributed to building Indigenous Knowledge through her work with Tewa Women United for the past 30 years, including co-creation of TWU’s research methodology and the Theory of Opide, a braiding of practice to action. She has extensive training and experience in the fields of sexual assault prevention, educational awareness, advocacy, and trauma informed care. Dr. Sanchez has presented at many national conferences on Sexual Assault in Indian Country, Advocacy Needs of Native Sexual Assault Survivors, Forensic Interviewing of Native Children, and Child Witness to Violence.

Dr. Sanchez currently serves on the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s Advisory Council and is a Board member of the Attach Your Heart Foundation. Most recently, she has been selected to serve on the Governor of New Mexico’s Advisory Council on Racial Justice.


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