Philanthropy has an important and moral opportunity to respond to the crisis that Muslim communities face. Whether it is anti-Muslim discrimination limiting access to affordable housing, employment and basic services, increased hostility, bullying and hate crimes, or the threat of diminished civil liberties, the Muslim community struggles to define and express their own narrative of resilience, contribution and rebuilding of a vibrant community that lays the groundwork of a more equitable and inclusive democracy.
Join us for an important discussion among community and philanthropy leaders in Washington State to explore how we can collectively strategize to work with Muslim communities to address the pressing concerns that the community faces, and to support efforts to empower Muslim communities to regain control of their own narrative in Washington State and across the nation. We hope that this initial discussion will become the basis for an ongoing exploration of key issues in the Muslim community among willing and interested philanthropic leaders and Muslim community members.
This event is by invitation-only for funders who have expressed interest in deepening their learning on the relationship between democracy, racial justice and funding directly to community-of-color led organizations. If you're interested in attending, please reach out to Elyse Gordon or Ankita Patel for more information.
We encourage all attendees to participate in person, if possible. For those who are outside of the Seattle area, we will have limited virtual capacity for some components for participation.
This event is co-hosted by Whatcom Community Foundation and Rise Together Fund.