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No matter our color, background, zip code or political views, our democracy should work for everyone. Democracy in the United States is premised on the notion that every voter should have the freedom to cast their vote. Through the act of voting we make our voices heard elect representatives who govern in our name and enact our priorities.
It is with bittersweet emotions and heartfelt congratulations that NCG wishes Varisa Tantiwasadakran, Communications Associate, success as she departs for graduate studies. Varisa heads off to New York to pursues not one, but two Columbia University Graduate Programs: Master of Science in Urban Planning at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation alongside a Master of International Affairs in Human Rights & Humanitarian Policy at the School of International and Public Affairs.
Thanks, Marcus and Dwayne, for your inspiring words and your leadership. As good discussions go, you’ve both got me thinking. And thanks to Marcus for tagging me and inviting me to jump into the conversation. Marcus’s “meet the moment” question for me is a good one: How does philanthropy need to work differently in these complex and turbulent times?
The realities, challenges, and larger context of what Black and brown trans communities are facing locally and nationally are not well-known to funders or to our society in general. The list of articles here showcase Bay Area trans leaders and their organization’s work.
Interview with Janetta Johnson, Executive Director
Interview with Eddy Zheng, President and Founder
An interview with Somdeng Danny Thongsy, JRC Campaigner and Coordinator.
Interview with maisha quint, Senior Program Officer
Nonprofits in the San Francisco Bay Area have long struggled to find and keep affordable space in the region’s red-hot real estate market and the COVID-19 pandemic has brought a new array of space challenges. Nonprofits now face new challenges - renegotiating leases, shedding unused space, adapting spaces to meet physical distancing requirements, even expanding to meet increased demand for services. Even without the staggering economic consequences of the pandemic, the future of nonprofit workspace is in flux as many nonprofits have moved to remote working arrangements and are considering alternatives to the future of workspace.
You can view ALL of the sessions and resources from the Morning Refresh Series here.