“We need to invest in girls and gender-expansive youth – and we need to listen to their needs and amplify their voices and their innate leadership potential.” Desiree Victor, Santa Clara County site director with the Young Women’s Freedom Center, and Haleema Bharoocha, advocacy manager with Alliance for Girls, on the critical need to pay attention to the needs of Black girls and girls of color to strengthen our state. Calmatters.
“Philanthropic funding for our country’s 65 million women and girls of color is miniscule at a time when their struggles should be central…” Dr. Monique Morris, Executive Director of Grantmakers for Girls of Color on the need to invest in Black girls. G4GC recently launched Black Girls Freedom Fund to raise $1 billion over the next decade. Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Voting as early as possible is one critical way to build the habit of voting and civic engagement over a lifetime. Jacqueline Ornelas, youth leader with San Francisco Rising, calls for San Francisco to pass Proposition G “and make our voting systems and civics education more accessible and relevant.” San Francisco Examiner.
“The 2020 election is seeing extraordinary levels of voter enthusiasm, engagement and messaging — even amidst the pandemic.” Karla Zombro, field director for Million Voters Project joined Forum host Mina Kim, Mindy Romero, founder and director of the Center for Inclusive Democracy and Kate Kelly from the New York Times to talk about voter engagement efforts among unlikely voters across California. KQED.
“Foundations must fund intersectional work that builds power and voice across all Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.” Eddy Zheng, founder and president of the New Breath Foundation and Rosenberg Leading Edge Fund Fellow, on how dismantling systemic racism requires philanthropic investment in AAPI communities. Philanthropy News Digest.
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