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The Rhythm of Justice

Release Date: 
02/07/2019
These were the words sung to us by Miss Joyce O’Neal at the Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma, the first stop of our Peace and Justice trip last month to Alabama. Last October, on my first day in the office as NCG’s new Programs and Events Manager,...

Social Justice Then and Now

Release Date: 
02/04/2019
I began 2019 with members of the Northern California Grantmakers Board and staff in Selma and Montgomery, Alabama. I was prepared for the visit to be emotional and deeply moving, but was unprepared for it to be as personal as it became.

Zachary McRae Joins Walter & Elise Haas Fund

Release Date: 
01/24/2019
Walter & Elise Haas Fund has announced Zachary McRae has joined the team as its new Program Officer for the Education Program. Congratulations Zachary and welcome to the NCG community!

Communications Cohort Faculty Profile: Robert Bray

Release Date: 
01/22/2019
The kickoff of NCG's inaugural Communications Cohort is just a few days away. In advance of the launch, we asked Cohort faculty member, Robert Bray, Director of Communications for NEO Philanthropy, to share how he procrastinates and why for him, the...

Communications Cohort Faculty Profile: Emily Katz

Release Date: 
01/22/2019
The kickoff of NCG's inaugural Communications Cohort is just a few days away. In advance of the launch, we asked NCG's Vice President of Public Affairs and Cohort faculty member, Emily Katz , to share how the understanding of her...

Truth-Telling and Reconciliation for Justice

Release Date: 
01/21/2019
Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and NCG’s recent trip to Selma and Montgomery, Alabama makes this day particularly relevant in connecting Dr. King’s fight for racial justice to our current political times.

Sharing the Journey: Montgomery, Alabama

Release Date: 
01/21/2019
This region is widely considered to be the birthplace of the civil rights movement, but was also the center of power for the Confederacy, the heart of the Jim Crow South, and at one time a thriving regional marketplace for the trafficking and sale...

Examining Our History: Shared Responsibility of the South

Release Date: 
01/21/2019
As I stood in the family playroom next to a jukebox I was hit by a moment of reverie. A Motown 45 stood atop the stack. Not sure if it was the Temptations, Supremes, Four Tops, Little Stevie Wonder or another of the era’s soundtrack for black folks...

Honoring our Full Humanity: Never Again for All of Us

Release Date: 
01/21/2019
History is told through multiple, sometimes competing, narratives. Earlier this month, walking through downtown Montgomery, Alabama with folks from NCG, posted plaques told stories in the way official histories often do, highlighting founders and...

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