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The Mandate: A Call and Response from Black Lives Matter Atlanta

On July 13, 2016, members of Black Lives Matter Atlanta (BLM ATL) organized civil disobedience to amplify the call for long standing local demands in light of the police killings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and Jerry Williams.

2016-08-23T23:26:14-04:00August 23, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on The Mandate: A Call and Response from Black Lives Matter Atlanta

More is required of us

Today, I raise the question for philanthropy, particularly for white and non-black people of color donors and foundation staff: what more is required of us to advance racial justice? It is a question I have been grappling with as a biracial Sri Lankan/white American working in philanthropy.

2017-02-19T12:07:39-05:00August 15, 2016|Analysis, Featured|Comments Off on More is required of us

Police Shootings Since Ferguson Put Foundations to the Test

In cities hit by such crises, one wing of philanthropy is often at the center of reform and policy efforts, while another is supporting activists applying pressure from outside the process. The two sides don’t always work in isolation; some grant makers back both approaches. Still, there are tensions over strategy and tactics, and questions about philanthropy’s proper role in the push for change.

2016-10-27T18:47:00-04:00July 19, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on Police Shootings Since Ferguson Put Foundations to the Test
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