Black-Led Organizing Map
CRITERIA FOR BLACK-LED ORGANIZING
Non-profit organizations, projects or intermediaries where 50 percent or more of the board, management, staff, AND members or constituents identify themselves as Black (e.g., African-American, Caribbean, African, Afro-Latino, etc.), and where primary focus of the organization or project is to secure or facilitate changes in legislative policy and/or institutional practices for the benefit of the Black community.
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Black Resistance and Power Building in the Trump Era
Black Social Change Funders Network Webinar
Thursday, December 10, 2015 1:30-3:00 EDT
In the past year, the “Black Lives Matter” Movement has successfully rekindled a public consciousness and action about anti-Black racism in law enforcement and other areas of Black life that we have not seen in 40 years. However, this moment has also revealed that in order for Black communities to matter and thrive, it is necessary to strengthen the institutional and political power of the Black community by revitalizing the infrastructure for Black social change. This is the broader opportunity sparked by this moment and one in which philanthropy can play a major role. The Hill-Snowdon Foundation and ABFE have come together to launch the Black Social Change Funders Network to stimulate and coordinate philanthropic action to revitalize Black social change infrastructure.
Please listen in on the first meeting of the Black Social Change Funders Network where the vision, purpose and proposed functions of the Network were discussed and offer an opportunity for participants to ask questions and engage in the work going forward.
Nathaniel Chioke Williams
President & CEO
Policing Blackness: Black Communities and Criminal Justice
Thursday, August 18, 2016 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
Contemporary racial disparities are well documented through the disproportionate relationship between Black communities and the criminal justice system. Undeniably, over the last 3 years the issues of Black communities, social justice and policing have been headline news throughout the nation generating polarizing political debates.
Black Power 50: A Funders Conversation
Thursday, June 16, 2016 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
June 16th marks the 50th anniversary of the term “Black Power” prominently introduced by activist Stokely Carmichael addressing an organized audience in Greenwood, Mississippi after the shooting of civil rights leader James Meredith, who was wounded in a march to register Black people to vote following the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Black Power became more than a term. Black Power formalized an important intellectual, social and artistic framework that inspired a new generation and movement to address eroding civil rights protection. The framework inspired the later work of Dr. Martin Luther King, introduced the Black Arts Movement, promoted Black Studies programs across colleges and universities and encouraged dynamic grassroots activism national and throughout the globe.
This timely conversation will examine how philanthropy addresses the historic and contemporary relationship towards advancing grassroots leadership and organizations that work towards advancing justice, equity and fulfillment for Black communities that introduce new ideas and strategies for social progress. Ideals associated with Black Power have re-emerged for a new generation within popular culture and discourse, as evident with the recent photograph of the all-female West Point graduates, films and the entertainer Beyonce. Similar towards today’s #BlackLivesMatter movement, philanthropy can constructively respond to new cultural and social narratives that relate towards effective grant making. This session will bring together leading thinkers to address the role foundations can play in advancing racial justice and equity.
Building a Strong Infrastructure for Black Civic Engagement Political Giving
Thursday, May 19, 2016 2:00-3:00 EDT
A discussion on how to incorporate civic engagement and political giving into your philanthropic strategy. In the upcoming year the significance of voting in the Black community will be at the forefront of most news cycles. However, most of our philanthropic efforts do not address many of the root issues – the underinvestment in Black political infrastructure. We will highlight the value of c4 resources and the best vehicles to leverage your c3 dollars to help build Black political infrastructure and strengthen the organizations that are leading this work.
Our guests will include leaders from the civic engagement and political world. The panel will be moderated by Cietta Kiandoli, Director of the Black Civic Engagement Fund at the Democracy Alliance. We look forward to your participation in what promises to be a robust discussion about what we can build together.
Black Out: Understanding LGBTQ Advocacy and Black Communities
Thursday, November 19, 2015 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
Black LGBTQ communities have always been at the intersection of racial justice and LGBTQ activism, although their continued invisibility within these movements have marginalized their voices due to homophobia, transphobia, bi-phobia and racism. Although pioneers such as James Baldwin, Lorraine Hansberry, Audre Lorde and Bayard Rustin used activism to advance racial justice and LGBTQ issues, there is still more work to be done.
LGBTQ Black communities experience a unique form of discrimination at home and within faith institutions, schools, workplaces, health facilities and communities. This session, co-sponsored by Funders for LGBTQ Issues and The Third Wave Fund, will examine how leaders and organizations connect racial and LGBTQ identity to secure social justice for LGBTQ people.
Gabriel Foster, Trans Justice Funding Project
Naa Hammond, Funders for LGBTQ Issues
Ernest Hopkins, San Francisco AIDS Foundation
Roz Lee, Arcus Foundation
Alvin Starks, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Black Resistance and Power Building in the Trump Era (REGISTER)