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Who I work with:
In sum: people who are ready to commit to the essential work of transformative anti-racist action within their fields or lives.
What I do:
Anti-racism capacity building
Custom offerings upon request
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Jordan Curry Carter (MPH, CSCS) (they/he) is an anti-racist practitioner working with individuals and groups on racial equity knowledge, strategic guidance, and implementation. Jordan comes to this work with experience in government, philanthropic, and non-profit sectors.
Jordan is a current member of the Board of Instigator at the Diverse City Fund (DCF) -- a community-led grantmaking foundation that supports changemakers, movement builders, and community organizers of color by offering capacity building support to grantees and creating networking and learning opportunities for our communities. Moreover, their former organizing home was Black Youth Project 100, a Black youth collective that organizes through a Black, Queer, Feminist lens to end systems of anti-Blackness, and works to actualize justice and freedom for all Black People.
Currently, Jordan is a Program Officer at the Horning Family Foundation -- a DC-based foundation that partners with organizations and community-led efforts to strengthen the movements for individual and institutional change that build power, transform systems, and achieve racial justice and equity.
Previously, Jordan worked at the junction of racial equity, public health, and food policy at the national and local levels. During their tenure as a Program Manager on the Race, Equity, And Leadership (REAL) team at the National League of Cities (NLC), they work with local elected officials to build equitable communities where everyone can thrive regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation and identity, ability, class, and/or age. The methods for advancing this work included facilitating racial equity training with elected officials and city government staff, providing technical assistance, building national standards, and convening leaders from multiple municipalities to share promising policies, practices, and procedures. They have also worked at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (Department of Agriculture), DC Greens, and DC Central Kitchen, building trust and relationships with community members while advancing food justice. Jordan has a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology from Whittier College and a Master’s in Public Health Nutrition from George Washington University.
They are a lifelong learner committed to changing institutional policies, practices, and procedures with an intersectional equity lens that allows individuals, families, and communities to thrive.
This series was huge for me. Mr. Carter took his time with each step of the process, making sure all participants understood the instructions before delving in. We were challenged with questions that were extremely pertinent to the current social climate, and also forced as a group to evaluate how black people have been treated in this country throughout its history, from 1619 to present day. Discussions were open and calm, with Mr. Carter providing relevant history and education when appropriate, and participants were encouraged to reevaluate their opinions after a conversation had taken place. Respect was consistent for all participants throughout, no matter how knowledgeable or new to concepts a person was. The two-session set up allowed the group to develop trust and be fully engaged as we delved deeper into the tough subjects at hand. By the end of the series I felt as though a bond had formed between all the participants that could be carried on into the future. These sessions managed to leave me feeling refreshed, challenged, enraged and ready to work for change all at once.”