This Week with Change - December 6, 2019

Our weekly digest of client news and events.

Client News

This week, more than 350 policy, grassroots and movement leaders convened in Los Angeles to chart concrete strategies to protect the criminal justice reform victories the movement has won and to achieve bold reform on critical issues still harming our communities. Thanks to all who came to Mobilizing to Win: Justice and Freedom for All, and to co-host organizations for a challenging and inspiring day! 

California’s hidden history of slavery isn’t “just not taught, it’s hidden from students. There’s some false idea of California as being a very entrepreneurial, very open-minded state that doesn’t see barriers and it’s just not a true one.” The ACLU of Northern California’s Candice Francis spoke with the LA Sentinel about Gold Chains, the organization’s recently released educational project highlighting the stories of slavery throughout California.

“If you are low-income, you are not only at higher risk of experiencing but are also going to be hit a lot harder by hazards like wildfires.” Northern California Grantmakers’ Director of Disaster Resilience Alan Kowk calls for government, philanthropy and business sectors to partner with vulnerable communities to increase their disaster preparedness in a commentary for the San Francisco Business Times

What We’re Reading: 

Former Leading Edge Fund Fellow Morning Star Gali (center) organized the sunrise ceremony.

On November 28, the 50th Anniversary of the beginning of the 1969 Occupation of Alcatraz, 4,500 people gathered on the island before dawn for the annual Unthanksgiving Day to honor Native ancestors, foster community, and raise awareness about the struggles indigenous communities still face. VOGUE

Coming Up: 

On December 17, Change Consulting will host a reception to commemorate 10 years of storytelling and communications for justice. Join the Change Consulting team, along with our closest friends and family, at Miss Ollie’s at 5:00 p.m. to help us celebrate! RSVP by emailing

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