Join Us for These Upcoming Events
Through our Spark Change webinar series, we are hosting critical conversations on racial justice, the impacts of COVID-19, and the important work of Foundation grantees:
Spark Change: A Moment of Wellness
November 5th at 12:30PM | RSVP
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” — Audre Lorde
This year has been especially difficult for many—and we believe it’s important to prioritize your mental and physical well-being. We are offering our community members an opportunity for a moment of tranquility and self-care in the form of a complimentary virtual wellness session with MINKA, a community-led wellness center in Brooklyn.
Spark Change: Solidarity, Not Charity
November 16th at 2PM | RSVP
The relationship between philanthropy and social change is often charged, with inherently contradictory dynamics: wealthy, powerful institutions funding movements led by grassroots organizations. Recognizing this imbalance is not enough: philanthropic organizations must build their work around the ethos of solidarity, rather than charity. Join us for this discussion with Abby Disney, philanthropist and social activist, and Edgar Villanueva, author of Decolonizing Wealth.
Spark Change: #SayHerName
December 8th at 2:30PM | RSVP
Join us for a discussion on the intersection of racial, social, and gender justice, centering the experience of Black cisgender and transgender women, girls, and gender expansive youth. Guest speakers Monique Morris, award-winning author and social justice scholar, and Joanne N. Smith, Founder and CEO of Foundation grantee Girls for Gender Equity (GGE), will discuss the impacts of misogynoir on the ongoing fight to achieve gender justice, equity, and liberation for Black women.