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"We Must be in It for the Long Haul": Black Foundation Executives Request Action by Philanthropy on Anti-Black Racism

Date:
September 29th, 2020
Time:
2:00PM to 3:15PM
Location:
Zoom - information to be emailed
Audience:
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor
Event type:
Best practices
Member fee:
$0
Base fee:
$0

Program Description:

Amidst a pandemic and a renewed spotlight on systemic racism and inequality, join Susan Taylor Batten, President & CEO of ABFE in a vital conversation on how philanthropy can play a role to support and advance the Black Foundation Executives Request for Action on Anti-Black Racism. Thus far more than 80 signatories, representing leaders in the philanthropic sector, from around the country, have joined in his critical endeavor. This moment calls for much more than it being simply a moment in time, where change does not happen. Susan will lead the discussion, engaging with members within our network. We view this conversation as a way to spur organizing, both locally and regionally around the Ten Imperatives for Philanthropy.

This session begins with an overview and a response to the questions of WHY NOW and WHY LEAD on this work. Susan will then moderate a conversation amongst peers within the funder community. Finally, we’ll engage you, the audience, in this conversation.

This event kicks off our Power and Equity series of programming at Philanthropy Massachusetts.

Peer funder speakers include:

John H. Jackson of Schott Foundation for Public Education

Gislaine Ngounou of Nellie Mae Education Foundation

Zoom information will be sent via email in advance of the program.

Registration type: 
Normal registration

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