Alliance for Girls this week launched a groundbreaking report including solutions for community safety based on the input and lived experiences of girls, gender-expansive youth, and their champions. Radical Visions of Safety for Girls by Girls is a practical tool for girls’ champions—parents, caregivers, service providers, and all caring adults in the lives of girls and gender-expansive youth—interested in designing holistic, research- and girl-informed interventions that address the root causes and not just the symptoms of violence faced by those they support. Philanthropy Women.
“It’s a long-term, institutional commitment to embrace the voices of young women and young women of color so that they are centered in our system…. What’s important is that if girls are safe, if queer kids are safe, if little Black girls are safe, everyone benefits.” Lateefah Simon, president of the BART Board of Directors and of Akonadi Foundation, on “Not One More Girl”, a new campaign to combat sexual harassment and gender-based violence against girls on the Bay Area’s five-county, 50-station regional rail transit network in partnership with the Alliance for Girls, Betti Ono, Black Girls Brilliance, and the Latinx Mentorship and Achievement Program for the Unity Council. City Lab.
A new commentary from Malachi Garza, organizing director at the Solidaire Network and Rosenberg Leading Edge Fund fellow, and Robin Beck is president of the Max and Anna Levinson Foundation and a board member of Solidaire Network, asks, “What would it look like for Black-led movements to have the abundant resources they need to eradicate systemic racism and support their communities to thrive?” Inside Philanthropy.
Urban Peace Movement and the ACLU of Northern California released this week that found policies and practices of the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office lead to overcriminalization, needlessly cost the county money, and promoted mass incarceration, with devastating impact on Black and Brown communities. “The Alameda County District Attorney plays an outsized role in maintaining mass incarceration, fueling racial disparities and failing to hold police accountable,” said E.J. Pavia, Campaign Director with Urban Peace Movement. Davis Vanguard.
California Funders for Boys and Men of Color released a new report outlining the impact made possible thanks to the tireless work of their community partners and commitment from network members, CEOs from the state’s leading philanthropic institution, and the tremendous progress they witnessed in the fight for youth justice in California. More information at cafundersforbmoc.org.
“I’ve worked closely with him and have seen up close his resolve and determination to create a more just world,” Rosenberg Foundation President and civil rights advocate Tim Silard on the appointment of East Bay Assemblyman Rob Bonta to California attorney general. KQED.
Last month, Gameheads announced a partnership with Unity, Oculus from Facebook and Niantic to launch a game design certificate program at Cal State East Bay, offering industry and academic level educational opportunities — free of cost — for qualifying students of color. Investing News.
On Thursday, April 8, The Zellerbach Family Foundation and Northern California Grantmakers will host a virtual event celebrating Hip Hop as an artistic and cultural force that uniquely speaks to the many social issues of our time. Journalist, deejay and community activist Davey D will be joined by Khafre Jay, Gema Cantu, Marlon Richardson, and Stephanie Liem of Oakland-based grassroots organization and William J. Zellerbach Award for Social Change winner Hip Hop for Change to learn more about the impact of Hip Hop, arts and culture on our communities and the world. The event will feature performances by Kev Choice, DJ Lady Ryan, and Ryan Nicole. Register to attend at the link.
Change at the Center for Transformative Action
Change is proud to sponsor The 13th Annual Thought Leadership Conference Presented by the Center for Transformative Action at Mills College. The two day conference will feature 60+ thought leaders that are evolving and disrupting systems in the pursuit of profound change in our nation. The event is open to the public and free to attend for the first time. Register today at the link.
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