Posts tagged: supporting movement building

Racial Justice Resources for Funders (A Compendium for Now)

Today’s headlines continue to painfully reveal the twin legacies of racism and economic inequality in this country for a global audience, as innocent men, women, and children (black, latino, native, trans) lose their lives.  Perhaps you, like me, are fiercely activated to expand and deepen both understanding and action.  I ask myself every day:  What am I doing …   Read more

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On Behalf of Naiveté

Recently I found myself around a table of philanthropic leaders in California, many seasoned funders who’ve funded social change and civil rights for years – if not decades. We were gathered around the compelling question of how to support the emerging and powerful movement(s) for racial equity that have gained so much prominence nationally. The …   Read more

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Channelling Funds Into Baltimore When They Need It Most

As suggested by Pia in her post on supporting emergent racial justice movements, we have previously advocated for the importance of moving quickly the time is right. While this article we are reposting problematically and racially describes Baltimore are “riot-torn” (we might reframe that as another epicenter for the struggle for human rights for black and …   Read more

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8 Ways Funders Can & Do Support Emergent Racial Justice Movements

The week after #Selma50, and in the wake of the rising visibility of modern movements for racial justice like #blacklivesmatter, is as timely as ever to highlight the ways funders can and do support emergent racial justice movement building – particularly those that were catalyzed by the events in Ferguson, whose police force is the …   Read more

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