This Week with Change - July 10, 2020

Our weekly digest of client news and events.

Client News: 

As a result of the advocacy of the Justice Reinvestment Coalition, a collective of community based organizations including the Urban Peace Movement, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley has agreed she will no longer accept campaign money from police unions. This is a critical step in ensuring there is no conflict of interest when the DA is tasked with holding police officers accountable for misconduct and violence. Mercury News

“We need to build policies and practices that connect Black girls to learning rather than pushing them away from it.” Dr. Monique Morris, executive director of Grantmakers for Girls of Color, reminds us that to adequately address the injustices facing Black communities, we must make sure that schools are safe places for Black girls to heal, learn and be themselves. USA Today



“Our job as funders is to support the movement leaders who have the courage and vision to radically imagine what safety looks like for our young people.” Lateefah Simon, president of Akonadi Foundation on All in for Oakland, a five-year, $12.5 million initiative announced last week aimed at ending the criminalization of Black youth and youth of color in Oakland. KCBS Radio. Philanthropy News Digest. Chronicle of Philanthropy. Chronicle of Social Change


Xavier Brown, UCLA student and Oakland native, co-organized the Oakland Tech youth march in June. Photo by Brooke Anderson. 

Directly impacted boys and men of color throughout California are pushing for powerful solutions to the challenges our communities face. #HeretoleadCA is a storytelling initiative that celebrates the leadership, power and voice of  multigenerational, AAPI, African American, Latinx and Native American boys and men of color. New stories include that of Xavier Brown who co-organized the Oakland Tech youth march in response to the murders of George Floy, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and the numerous Black lives that have been lost to police violence. Learn more about these leaders at heretoleadca.org


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