This Week with Change - July 17, 2020

Our weekly digest of client news and events.

Client News: 

“For communities of color and all Americans, voting by mail provides a safer means of making sure our voices are heard at the ballot box.” EunSook Lee, executive director of the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund, and Deborah Chen, civic engagement director at Asian Pacific American Advocates of Greater Houston, on why voting by mail is critical for communities of color across the U.S. The Hill

“It is my hope that in our efforts to resource the movement work that is currently manifesting, we are able to intentionally include a robust investment strategy that provides for the greatest opportunities for our girls to be free.” Dr. Monique Morris, executive director of Grantmakers for Girls of Color, on their new status as a “funder activist organization” and how they aim to correct the imbalance of philanthropic support for girls of color. Inside Philanthropy.

Earlier this week, Dr. Morris joined Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw for a funders briefing co-hosted by Grantmakers for Girls of Color and Ms. Foundation on why philanthropy must meet this moment to address anti-Black racism and other forms of injustice by increasing its investment in movements and organizations led by Black women and gender-expansive people, and that support Black girls and gender-expansive youth. The full conversation is available HERE.

Today, Lateefah Simon, Akonadi Foundation president, participated in an AMA on the race  gap in America hosted by Reuters’ newsroom diversity editor Joyce Adeluwoye-Adams and graphics reporter Travis Hartman. Check out the highlights at  


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