The field of philanthropy needs to be more honest with itself about how its practices inhibit the kinds of social justice and liberatory work we need right now. We know
The field of philanthropy needs to be more honest with itself about how its practices inhibit the kinds of social justice and liberatory work we need right now. We know that traditional (and even some “progressive”) funder practices embody white supremacy culture and inhibit or disrupt the very work we need most right now.
Over the past 10 years, the Out in the South Initiative and Grantmakers for Southern Progress have been identifying how funders can be in actual alignment with southern movement organizations to build power and create structural change in the South. We would like to share some key lessons learned about how we can move money in ways that meet the needs and supports the vision of southern movement organizations. While the examples offered are rooted in southern movement work, they are applicable to work happening in most regions of the country (and the globe) that are facing long standing structural oppression and recent backlash and subsequent increases in white supremacist violence.
Join us to learn about three southern based funding structures that are moving money in ways that resources some of the most creative and brilliant work happening right now in service to LGBTQ liberation. The funding structures we will be learning from are The Contigo Fund, the Queer Mobilization Fund and the Southern Power Fund.
Speakers: Chantelle Fisher-Borne, Project Director, Out in the South Initiative Tamieka Mosley, Director, Grantmakers for Southern Progress Ricky Bratz, Coordinator, Queer Mobilization Fund at Southern Vision Alliance Michelle Ramos, Vision Keeper/Executive Director, Alternate ROOTS Angelica Jones, Steering Committee, Contigo Fund
Out in the South and Grantmakers for Southern Progress