If you care about Southern communities, we are certain that you’ve been looking for ways to make sense of the election results and find ways to continue to support Southern
If you care about Southern communities, we are certain that you’ve been looking for ways to make sense of the election results and find ways to continue to support Southern people and places. Join us for a conference call next week to hear from Southern leaders about the importance of supporting social justice work in the South during this new chapter of our work.
Grantmakers for Southern Progress, the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation and Funders for LGBTQ Issues are co-hosting a conference call for funders to explore the impact of this year’s election results in Southern communities.
We have asked leaders and practitioners from throughout the region to offer their perspectives about implications for progressive work in the South. As we know, Southern communities have been navigating challenging political climates for decades. Speakers will offer their insights about the challenges and opportunities of the current national narrative about what happened in the South and what is needed as we move forward.
We’ve invited partners throughout the region to provide a multi-state analysis using election data; explore key learnings from civic engagement efforts in North Carolina and Georgia, and provide an emerging analysis on the impact of the election on social justice efforts that aim to support LGBTQ, people of color and immigrant communities in the South. We will also explore what we know about the impacts of the new administration’s first 100-day agenda on policies essential to health, well-being and human rights in the region.
Justin Maxson, Executive Director of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, will moderate the conversation and offer context for working in Southern communities.
Speakers will include:
Chris Kromm, Executive Director, Institute for Southern Studies
Page Gleason, Executive Director, Pro-Georgia
Erin Byrd, Executive Director, Blueprint NC
Paulina Helm-Hernandez, Co-Director, Southerners on New Ground (SONG)
Monica Hernandez, Executive Director, Southeast Immigrant Rights Network
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