Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Four Freedoms Fund, and Rise Together Fund invite you to a critical conversation on centering racial justice in the immigrant justice movement.
Find all program-related materials for the webinar, "Centering Racial Justice in the Immigrant Rights Movement," here, including referenced documents and recording here.
This op-ed was originally published in the Chronicle of Philanthropy on September 23, 2020. The undersigned funders join GCIR in taking a stand against hate and support this call to action to philanthropy.
A pledge from California philanthropic organizations: The COVID–19 public health and economic crisis and the murders of Black Americans by police, have laid bare the deep inequities across our state. We need bold steps to ensure a future based on economic inclusion, racial equity, and compassionate humanity.
Join coordinating committee members from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), UnidosUS, and The Children’s Partnership, to learn more about CTAN’s emerging work as the country continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and systemic racism.
Justice. Belonging. Humanity. Courage. Solidarity. Grounded in these values that drive our mission, GCIR condemns racism and racial terror. We condemn the racism and racial terror that have oppressed and brutalized African Americans for more than 400 years.
This year’s Juneteenth celebration comes amidst a painful moment of reckoning for our country with a legacy of anti-Black racism that continues to permeate our society. While the shocking and abhorrent deaths of Black men, women, and children at the hands of law enforcement may be the most visceral examples of racial inequity, we know the challenges go far deeper. Today we stand in steadfast solidarity with Black-led organizations working to combat anti-Black racism.
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In this Q&A with NCRP, Daranee Petsod, president of Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR), urges funders to confront and overcome this implicit and explicit bias for greater impact.
In January 2019, I reflected on the extreme anti-immigrant policies that have come out of the White House over the past two years, the resulting human devastation, and the attacks that are expected to continue for the foreseeable future. I called on philanthropy to dream big and act with courage because we can only combat these injustices if we have a vision that surpasses the opposition’s in ambition and scope.