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Equity and Social Justice News
If you're looking for an annual report, you've come to the wrong place.
We asked NCG's board, staff, and membership to weigh-in on how they're balancing this question. This month we spoke with Reneé Espinoza, Director of Program Strategy, Metta Fund, who shared Metta Fund's work advancing equity in aging and what's keeping her up at night.
The events of the first week of January hit us hard and brought up different emotions. We quickly pivoted to curating a new list of articles to have us reflect on the history of white supremacist violence, the disparities of who gets policed, and the illusion of a democracy that isn’t for all people.
Well, it didn’t take long for 2021 to remind us that the journey back from the edge of an abyss will not be a gentle one. Last Wednesday showed us we will need to advance racial equity to achieve a functioning democracy. And if democracy fails, we cannot sustain racial equity. The insurrection at the Capitol on January 6th undermines both.
In a year of memorable moments, I keep coming back to a conversation I had with my cousin Harold that is shaping my entry into 2021. Harold lives in Chicago and is an ardent student of history, particularly in the pursuit of racial justice. His observations often help me refine my own thinking.
By Alice Y.
For the last month of a challenging year, we’re highlighting articles that address medical mistrust in the public health sector, bias in data, and inclusive policies. Themes of narrative change and cultural understanding coupled with asking different questions run through some articles as well. We hope you wind down the year with some rest and reflection. See you in 2021!
SAN FRANCISCO -- Today a group of Northern California foundations launched the Youth Power Fund, which supports nonprofits that organize young people in the region and advocate for social change. In the current political climate in our nation, the fund recognizes that this is a critical time to invest in the power of youth organizing.
November kicked off with the end of daylight savings time and an election, both of which signify change in our lives. The articles this month lift up questions of power, self-determination, interdependence, and curiosity.
What role can philanthropy now play to restore some guardrails and resource these movements? We offer some reflections on the current moment as well as a few recommendations to guide social justice, human rights, and democracy funders.