The mishandling of COVID-19 breakouts among incarcerated individuals, lack of reentry programs, unethical prison labor practices, and continued abuse within the prison structure demonstrates a broken system. Philanthropy has historically shied away from focusing on incarceration and abolition because of their political divisiveness, leaving incarcerated individuals and their families to suffer disproportionately. Come hear from community leaders who have been directly impacted by incarceration and the criminal/legal systems on what they see as the role for philanthropy. Explore strategies for funding formerly incarcerated communities, including economic opportunities, family reunification, mental health services, public policies, and organized movements, all with a racial equity and gender lens.
- Alice Y. Hom, Equity and Social Justice Director, Northern California Grantmakers (Moderator)
- Karren Lane, Program Director, The California Wellness Foundation
- Amika Mota, Policy Director, Young Women’s Freedom Center
- Jamala Taylor, Reentry Coordinator, Insight Garden Program