This Week with Change - February 8, 2019

Our weekly digest of client news and events.


(California Funders for Boys and Men of Color hosts its annual all-members meeting.)


Client News
This week, the California Funders for Boys and Men of Color (CFBMoC) hosted its annual all-members meeting. Over 30 representatives and CEOs from member foundations came together to reflect on the five years of the collaborative, the collective impact made in the three focus regions - Sacramento / San Joaquin Valley, the Bay Area and Los Angeles County - and what’s ahead. The group also heard from the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color and three young community leaders working to transform their communities and schools in Los Angeles County. This month, we’ll be sharing the anniversary publication we produced for CFBMoC, highlighting the collective impact of the collaboration.

Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund’s new President Cathy Cha reflects on how she is approaching grantmaking in a changing environment, her priorities for 2019 and what an equitable society for all would look like. Read her interview with Philanthropy News Digest.


Research We’re Following
This week, the Haas Institute for Fair and Inclusive Society released Part 2 of its series on Racial Segregation in the Bay Area. As most look to California, and the Bay Area in particular as a thriving and diverse region, the research highlights the demographic shifts over time, historic events that have shaped where we are today and the shifts in specific racial groups in certain counties.


In Case You Missed It
Last year, the Los Angeles Times covered the annual Survivors Speak event, where hundreds of crime survivors gathered in Sacramento to call for a new approach to criminal justice and public safety in California. With the support of California for Safety and Justice, survivors were able to come together to make their voices heard, ensuring that they are not being excluded from key policy-making discussions.


Up Next
Later this month, hundreds of crime survivors representing Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice, a national network of crime survivors, will convene at the Texas State Capitol in Austin to call for a new public safety agenda that makes communities safer and better meets the needs of crime victims. We’ll be following as these brave leaders gather to advocate for policies that prevent crime, better support survivors, families and communities and reduce wasteful incarceration.


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