Critical Issues Forum Vol 4.

Mobilizing Community Power to Address Structural Racism is the fourth volume of the Critical Issues Forum series, which aims to deepen the discourse around important progressive racial justice issues within philanthropy. In this journal we share essays from a number of community activists, as well as interviews with activists and funders, tackling a range of current issues, challenges and opportunities as they strive to strengthen approaches to engage communities in a movement toward a truly multiracial democracy.

Foreword – Critical Issues Forum Vol.4

DONATE Foreword – Critical Issues Forum Vol.4 Nat Chioke Williams is the executive director of the Hill-Snowdon Foundation, a national family foundation. Over the past decade, the number of program officers, foundations and resources focused on social justice philanthropy has grown. As the social justice philanthropic field has expanded, it has tried to figure out … Read more

Building Community Leadership and Power to Advance Racial Justice

DONATE Building Community Leadership and Power to Advance Racial Justice Terry Keleher directs the Racial Justice Leadership Action Network at the Applied Research Center In a society highly organized around racial inequality, we need to strengthen and support social change models that hold the most promise for transformative results. Grassroots models – community organizing, civic … Read more

Will Immigrants of Color Be Racial Justice Voters in November and Beyond?

DONATE Will Immigrants of Color Be Racial Justice Voters in November and Beyond? Mari Ryono is the director of of development and evaluation of Mobilize the Immigrant Vote. Angelica Salas is the executive director of The Coalition of Humane Rights of Los Angeles. Aparna Shah is the executive director of Mobilize the Immigrant Vote. In … Read more

Building Bridges to Empower a True Majority: The South by Southwest Experiment

DONATE Building Bridges to Empower a True Majority: The South by Southwest Experiment Leroy Johnson is executive director and co-founder of Southern Echo, in Jackson, MS. Genaro Lopez-Rendon is director of the Southwest Workers Union, in San Antonio, TX. Monica Cordova is a co-director at South West Organizing Project (SWOP), in Albequerque, NM. Louis Head … Read more

Talking About Structural Racialization and Community Organizing with Deepak Bhargava and john powell

DONATE Talking About Structural Racialization and Community Organizing with Deepak Bhargava and john powell Dr. John A. Powell is the director of the Haas Diversity Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley and is an internationally recognized authority in the areas of civil rights, civil liberties, and issues relating to race, ethnicity, poverty and … Read more

Maya Wiley and Ai-jen Poo on Strategy and Caring, Criteria For Working Toward Racial Justice

DONATE Foundation Governance By Rick Cohen Ai-jen Poo is the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. In 2000, she helped found DomesticWorkers United, which she led until 2010. She has been organizing low-income women workers for over 15 years. Her work has paved the way for historic wins for domestic workers rights on both … Read more