California Black Freedom Fund, the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy (the Democracy Center) at Japanese American National Museum, and Philanthropy California are hosing Shared Pathways to Heal, Repair, and Liberate.
As we work towards our vision of an inclusive, multiracial democracy, there is much to gain from sharing and exploring our parallel and interwoven fights for liberation and civil rights in this country.
- 1:00 PM: Registration
- 1:15 PM: Self-guided JANM Gallery Exploration with Museum Facilitators
- 2:30 PM: Program at the Democracy Center
- 5:00 PM Reception
- Anne Burroughs, President & CEO, Japanese American National Museum
- Dr. Cheryl Grills, Professor, Psychology | Director, Psychology Applied Research Center, Loyola Marymount University
- Jim Herr, Director, National Center for the Preservation of Democracy at the Japanese American National Museum
- Lisa Holder, President, Equal Justice Society
- Joanna Jackson, Interim President & CEO, Weingart Foundation
- Jennifer Noji, PhD candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature at UCLA
- Kaci Patterson, Founder and Chief Architect, Social Good Solutions
- Marc Philpart, Executive Director, California Black Freedom Fund
- Don Tamaki, Senior Counsel, Minami Tamaki LLP
We have been working hard for the past year to create a website that reflects our current evolution. You'll find that we've updated our brand—and it's not just about changing logos or colors. We've taken a deeper look at how we communicate our values through our new design and our refreshed mission and vision statement. Our new site provides better accessibility and is more user-friendly. We hope this website makes your experience with NCG even better than it was before.
The magnitude of the current social context requires us to recalibrate and accelerate change. NCG works to engage with members so for philanthropy can make the most of its influence. You can engage with us in the following ways:
Achieving racial equity and sustaining a viable democracy go hand in hand. NCG defines democracy as the processes, systems, and structures for historically marginalized and underrepresented community members to participate in a political system that fulfills the promise of an equitable multi-racial society. Northern California is a region that can model this approach, ensuring that people of color and other communities historically underrepresented and marginalized in our political process fully engage in the democratic process.
I'm excited to share that NCG has launched its Collective Resilience Initiative, a new effort to support and strengthen the region’s nonprofit sector. The initiative focuses on the key factors impacting nonprofit sustainability in the region and the types of grantmaking practices that will best support evolving organizational needs.
Racial equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI) are increasingly important topics of discussion in institutions but where to begin and how to start operationalizing REDI can be overwhelming. Join this program if you are curious about how to implement REDI in your institution and want to learn how others engage in it from the business, government, nonprofit, and philanthropy sectors.
In partnership with AAPI for Civic Empowerment, OC Action and the Fresno Civic Engagement Table, AAF & Activate CA will host a two-part statewide briefing to provide funders with a roadmap heading into the 2024 election (and beyond) based on learnings and insights from Asian American and Pacific Islander community organizers that are at the forefront of mobilizing the AAPI electorate in California.