City Councilor and mayoral candidate Michelle Wu and Sen. Elizabeth Warren kicked off the first day of early voting during a rally in front of the Boston Public Library. Photo credit: John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe/Getty Images.
Recently elected Boston Mayor Michelle Wu is the first Asian American and Asian American woman to hold office in the city’s history. Read the feature by Barbara Rodriguez in the 19th to learn more about the impact of Wu’s win, with remarks from Diana Hwang of Asian American Women’s Political Initiative (AAWPI).
San Francisco-based pediatrician Dr. Zea Malawa, co-founder of the #DeliverBirthJustice campaign. Photo credit: Contra Costa Health Services.
Contra Costa County acknowledged November 3rd as Black Family Health Day, following the #DeliverBirthJustice campaign by the California Perinatal Equity Initiative (PEI). The campaign brought together five Bay Area counties, including Contra Costa, to raise awareness about the disparities affecting Black women and babies in the region. Watch the video to learn more.
In Case You Missed It
Thousands rallied in Brussels, Belgium last month in advance of the COP26 Climate Summit. Photo credit: Alexandros Michailidis/Shutterstock.
As we honor Native American Heritage Month, and during the COP26 Climate Summit, Suzanne Benally, executive director of Swift Foundation; Rajasvini Bhansali, executive director of Solidaire Network; Carla Fredericks, chief executive officer of The Christensen Fund; and Tia Oros Peters, chief executive officer of the Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples called on philanthropy to support Indigenous-led climate solutions. Read the oped published in Inside Philanthropy.
Change We Applaud
Dulce Lopez, Visual Communications Manager Change Consulting. Photo credit: Dulce Lopez.
Congratulations to Dulce Lopez, visual communications manager at Change Consulting, for being selected as a 2021 Individual Artist Fellow. The new $2.1 million grant program by the California Arts Council was launched to support and celebrate local artists from diverse backgrounds. Visit the CAC website to learn more.