This event is open to staff, leaders, and trustees in philanthropy.
Over the past six weeks, Connecticut has seen mass action for racial justice at an unprecedented scale. As tens of thousands across our state took the streets to declare Black Lives Matter, many foundations across Connecticut also declared their support and commitment to racial equity. A just and equitable Connecticut requires intentional, deep, and sustained investment in community organizing led by Black, Brown, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) leaders.
Supporting Organizing Work Connecticut (SOW-CT), in collaboration with the Schott Foundation for Public Education, invites funders for a briefing on building power in Black and Brown communities and the role of community organizing as a critical strategy for advancing racial justice and investing in long-term systems change. The briefing will also highlight local racial justice campaigns working towards police-free schools, and create space for collective conversation about how foundation staff and trustees can advance and expand their investments in community organizing.
Dr. John H. Jackson, Schott Foundation
Edgar Villanueva, Schott Foundation and author, Decolonizing Wealth
Organizers, Hearing Youth Voices
Jeremy Cajigas, Citywide Youth Coalition
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