June 6-8, 2014: Washington, DC
Joint Affinity Groups (JAG) aims to build upon the power of shifting demographics that are making the US a majority-minority country of diverse communities. To be effective, philanthropy must develop responses that are inclusive and equitable, especially for communities that have been historically under-resourced. Advancing Equity Together will develop a new vision and framework for aligned and collaborative action on equity among JAG groups and a broader range of stakeholders in the field during 2014.
We hope you'll join NFG at JAG's Unite Summit this weekend:
#FundSouth—Grantmakers for Southern Progress
Friday, June 6th from 11:30am to 1pm
Renaissance Hotel, 999 9th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001
Hear about grassroots movements taking place in the South in response to recent attacks on social justice, such as the Zimmerman verdict and the erosion of voting rights for underrepresented communities. Join us in exploring these grassroots movements, philanthropy’s response to these attacks on social justice in the South, and some of the ways we are looking to respond effectively to movement building opportunities across the region.
Speakers: William Cordery (@WilliamCordery), Marguerite Casey Foundation, Lavastian Glenn (@lgmrbf), Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, and Stephanie Guilloud (@ProjectSouth), Project South
What is a Justice Funder?
Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. The Renaissance, Washington D.C.
Join the Bay Area Justice Funders Network and Neighborhood Funders Group in a dynamic, engaging session. We know that grantmakers today are faced with incredibly complex and nuanced decisions that test personal values, organizational alignment and how to best resource movement. This session will feature the real dilemmas from the case files of: Archana Sahgal of the Open Society Foundations and Patricia Eng, formerly of the Ms. Foundation. Together, we'll explore what it means to be a justice funder.