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Philanthropy Northwest Network Call - Disability Inclusion and Justice in Philanthropy

Philanthropy Northwest Network Call - Disability Inclusion and Justice in Philanthropy

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Friday, May 20, 2022
10:00am to 11:00am PDT
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About this event

Philanthropy has been increasingly attentive to diversity, equity and inclusion. Despite this growing focus and intentional conversations around race, gender and other identities, disability rights have been largely left out. The newly formed Disability and Philanthropy Forum seeks to address this gap by “centering the perspectives of disabled people while engaging philanthropy on a collective journey to understand disability inclusion as key to advancing social justice.”  

Join Philanthropy Northwest for a conversation with Emily Harris, the executive director of the Disability and Philanthropy Forum and Rebel Sidney Black, founder and leader of Disability Justice Dreaming, a Portland, Oregon-based, inter/national Disability Justice gathering space that focuses on disabled art, justice, culture, leadership and more, by and for Queer and Trans (QT) + Black, Indigenous, Multiracial and People of Color (BIPOC). On this call, we will learn more about the Disability and Philanthropy Forum’s Disability Inclusion Pledge, and Disability Justice Dreaming’s work with disability community building, activism and cross-sector collaboration.  


  • Emily Harris, Executive Director, Disability and Philanthropy Forum  
  • Rebel Sidney Black, Founder and Leader, Disability Justice Dreaming 


Participation in Philanthropy Northwest Network Calls is open to philanthropic organizations that currently make grants. This includes corporate giving offices, private and public foundations, community foundations, government grantmakers and CDFI institutions with a philanthropic focus. You do not need to be a Philanthropy Northwest member to participate, but do need to represent an organizational philanthropic institution. Please do not join this call if you are a nonprofit organization. If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact JulieAnne Behar.


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