Organizing & Movement Building

Find all program-related materials for GCIR's webinar, "Queer & Trans Leadership and the Fight for LGBTQ Migrant Rights" here, including the program recording and powerpoint. 
October 2022
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When I began writing this blog post, I was asked “what do you want readers to take away from it?” Immediately I knew my answer: Undocumented people have the right to be in positions of power, to be compensated fairly for their labor, and to be valued for the expertise they bring to the table. Undocumented people deserve much more than we’ve given them.
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September 2022
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In this edition, GCIR President Marissa Tirona speaks with Arcenio Lopez, Executive Director of Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project (MICOP). Read on as Arcenio shares his thoughts about building power for Indigenous immigrants, the importance of forging alliances with other Indigenous communities, and how philanthropy can support and strengthen the work of Indigenous migrants.
Arcenio Lopez is wearing a black shirt and charcoal grey blazer.
September 2022
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As a native-born U.S. citizen working in the movement for immigrant justice, I often reflect on what brought me to this work out of the many social justice issues that demand our attention. Navigating the immigration system alongside my wife who immigrated from Albania to pursue her dreams of a better future opened my eyes to the complex and often challenging immigrant experience in America.
July 2022
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While there has been a long history of efforts to erase and exclude immigrants, BIPOC, and other marginalized communities, this timeline shows how powerfully communities in Texas have resisted. From Indigenous nations fighting to preserve their culture to BIPOC communities organizing to end the criminalization of Black and Brown lives, people have sought to protect their freedom to move, stay, work, and thrive.
May 2022
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Resources from GCIR's 2022 National Convening plenary, "Leadership on the Front Lines: Investing in the Promise of Youth Organizing."
May 2022
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Resources from GCIR's 2022 National Convening plenary, "Moving Money and Power: Investing in Immigrant Leadership."
May 2022
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Resources from GCIR's 2022 National Convening plenary, "The Narratives That Shape Us: Movement Leaders Share Their Stories."
May 2022
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Resources from GCIR's 2022 National Convening plenary, "Achieving Transformative Change: Merging Power Across Movements."
May 2022
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I often find myself going back to Davis’ words, especially on days when progress feels so excruciatingly slow and hopelessness begins to set in. Lately this has come in the form of news headlines of another school shooting and continued disappointment with elected officials for not delivering on their promises. Yet Angela Davis’ quote not only reminds me that the fight toward a liberated world takes time, but also that, even on the most difficult days, you must be as bold and far reaching as possible. After all, there is a role for everyone, including those of us in philanthropy, in the long-term fight for equity and justice. Given the considerable influence and power of philanthropy – a $90 billion sector – funders are well-positioned to play a key role in its radical transformation.
Cairo Mendes
January 2022
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