FFJ Advisor Discussion Series: Stephanie Guilloud

Stephanie Guilloud (Co-Director of Project South), talks about the Legacy Museum and Lynching Memorial's grand opening on April 27, 2018. Stephanie describes the museum's history in detail, its connections to Project South', and how it can be "a tool and weapon of truth in our long-term struggle to defeat white supremacy and win freedom and justice for us all". 

2021-03-03T20:05:23-05:00June 20, 2018|Advisors, Featured|Comments Off on FFJ Advisor Discussion Series: Stephanie Guilloud

FFJ Advisor Discussion Series: Charlene Carruthers

We interview Charlene Carruthers (BYP100) where we learn more about BYP100's work on nationalizing the invest/divest demand, Black queer feminist lens as an organizing framework, and the importance of leadership training and political education below.

2020-11-25T21:02:55-05:00March 20, 2018|Advisors, Analysis, Featured|Comments Off on FFJ Advisor Discussion Series: Charlene Carruthers

Our Work Today: A Statement from FFJ Leadership

It is important for us to understand as funders, that this current backlash by white nationalist is a direct measure of our successes in local communities around the nation. Now more than ever, philanthropy must double down in its support to those explicitly addressing racism, white supremacy, and white nationalism.

2021-04-13T16:02:47-04:00August 14, 2017|Analysis, Featured|Comments Off on Our Work Today: A Statement from FFJ Leadership

Report – Freedom to Thrive: Reimagining Safety & Security in Our Communities

This new report examines the budgets of 12 city and county governments that reveals the extent to which local jurisdictions pour money into policing and incarceration, at the expense of community safety priorities such as infrastructure and social safety net programs.

2021-04-13T17:09:50-04:00August 8, 2017|Analysis, Featured, Reports and Case Studies|Comments Off on Report – Freedom to Thrive: Reimagining Safety & Security in Our Communities

No Pride in Deportation: From Vice to ICE Toolkit

BreakOUT! and NOWCRJ’s Congress of Day Laborers recently released the Vice to ICE Toolkit, a resource on organizing across intersections of identities, including race, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, country of origin, and language.

2021-05-10T19:09:57-04:00June 30, 2017|Criminalization of Communities of Color, Featured, Field Report, Reports and Case Studies, Resources|Comments Off on No Pride in Deportation: From Vice to ICE Toolkit

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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