The Impact Collective offers a range events to help our community take action to close the racial wealth gap. From community events, to workshop alumni only, and our new Collective Conversations series open to everyone. 
Join us on the 1st Friday of every month!
Every first Friday in 2024 we will gather from 12-1pm over Zoom to learn, take action, and build community. This series is designed as a community forum focused on inviting experts from the Impact Collective community to share wisdom and spark conversation about topics relating to closing the racial wealth gap.
We look forward to offering you monthly opportunities with the Impact Collective!
Join the Impact Collective's Founder, Julia Johannsen, for an Ask Me Anything event! Julia will provide an overview of the Impact Collective's work and answer any questions you might have.


"I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own. And I am not free as long as one person of Color remains chained. Nor is anyone of you." —Audre Lorde
CLTV workshops bring together cohorts of people to explore: how the economic system is designed to uphold the racial wealth gap, the disproportionate responsibility of white people within this system, and opportunities to activate their influence and affluence to reduce the racial wealth gap. Participants meet in small groups between sessions and complete assignments that focus on building the knowledge, courage, and accountability needed to take action with their own capital. Led by a team of peer facilitators, the workshops feature guest speakers such as Chris White, Tiffany Hawkins, and Janine Firpo.

The Intensive Workshops 

The Intensive Workshop—CLTV’s flagship program—is a 9-session course that brings together small cohorts of 6-12 white women with class privilege. The workshop culminates with participants drafting and adopting individual, cohort, and family action commitments and strives to foster an alumni community that endures after the workshop’s completion. The Intensive Workshop currently serves three to four annual cohorts of Boston-area participants.

Mini Workshops

The Mini Workshop is an introductory 3-session course that brings together larger cohorts of all identities and geographies and works well to augment the programming partner organizations offer their communities.

Guest Workshops

The Impact Collective curates 1-3 session, guest-facilitated workshops that target the interests of Intensive Workshop alumni and others in the CLTV community. 
Past workshops include:
  • Surviving a Bear Attack: Strategies for Difficult Conversations About Race with Ken Rogers
  • Finding Ourselves: The Lineage of White Women & Racial Justice with Liz Aeschlimann
  • Place-Based Investing to Close the Wealth Divide with Deborah Frieze
Learn More About Our Key Texts That Inform Our Programming
Impact Collective programming offers insight into the history of how the American economic system has created the racial wealth gap and of how the current economic system operates through our Key Texts. Please consider supporting Frugal Bookstore, a community bookstore located in Roxbury and the only Black-owned bookstore in Boston.