Protecting Marginalized Communities During the Next Four Years

Protecting Marginalized Communities During the Next Four Years

Event details

Friday, February 17, 2017
1:00pm to 4:00pm PST
Ethiopian Community Center, 8323 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118

About this event

You are invited to an urgent meeting led by community leaders, nonprofits and funders.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED please let us know if you would like to be informed of future gatherings.

Only a few weeks into the new administration, and already there has been a slew of executive orders banning refugees and immigrants, cutting funding to vital services, and stoking hatred and intolerance. Lives are at stake. The nonprofit sector is rallying to fight for our communities. In order to do so effectively, funders and nonprofits must work more in partnership together.

We are inviting nonprofits, funders, community leader and governmental offices to an urgent meeting featuring organizations at the forefront to discuss their work, what they need to be effective and how all of us can help. We will spend time exploring strategic partnerships, the resources that are needed, and obstacles we must overcome. We must all be nimble and move quickly, because our most vulnerable community members do not have time to wait.

Co-hosted by organizations working on behalf of strong and vibrant communities including Rainier Valley Corps, Vietnamese Friendship Association, OneAmerica, Equity in Education Coalition, Southeast Seattle Education Coalition, Children's Alliance, Centerstone, Potlatch Fund, Asian Counseling and Referral Services (ACRS), White Center CDC, Horn of Africa Services and other marginalized community-led organizations. Philanthropy Northwest is honored to work alongside these fearless organizations and is grateful for their partnership.

Date: February 17, 2017
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. PT
Location: Ethiopian Community Center, 8323 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118
Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

Registration is now closed.

If you would like to know about next steps and future gatherings please let us know.

Questions: Please contact Lyn Hunter for programming questions and Kelley Bevans for technical assistance.