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COVID-19 Weekly Northwest Funder's Call - June 12

COVID-19 Weekly Northwest Funder's Call - June 12

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Friday, June 12, 2020
10:00am to 11:30am PDT

About this event

Please join us for a very important COVID-19 Northwest Funder's Call focused on Anti-Black Racism. As we’ve been learning on our weekly Friday calls together, racial and ethnic disparities due to COVID-19 are just the latest incarnation of how structural racism persists. While we cope with and address the global pandemic – that disproportionately impacts communities of color - protests and racial unrest due to police brutality and historic racism in this country rage on. In this special session, we’ll do a deep dive on anti-black racism with philanthropic and policy leaders, touching on justice reform at the national and local levels and the roles philanthropy can play in dismantling racism, and supporting systems-level change for greater equity in our institutions, policies and community programs.

Guest speakers include Maya Thornell-Sandifor, director of racial equity initiatives at Borealis Philanthropy (and former PNW staff member), and Sakira Cook, director of the justice reform program at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. Please bring your questions! We’ll conclude with local funders sharing their strategies. 

Please contact Lyn Hunter to propose an agenda item. 


Participation in this meeting 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 Danielle Crystal

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