Our weekly digest of client news and events.
“Now is the time to reexamine our health care and healing systems to ensure that those most vulnerable to mental and physical distress are able to access the care they need.” Dr. Monique Morris, executive director of Grantmakers for Girls of Color, on actions to we can take to make sure that young girls of color have what they need to stay healthy and survive the COVID-19 pandemic. More from Dr. Morris, and how Grantmakers for Girls of Color is stepping up in this moment, at Essence and Forbes.
Thousand Currents this week launched “Holding Our Ground” to honor grassroots leaders who are upholding sustainable and just food practices to nourish our communities and families. The campaign tells the stories of 13 African farmers their hopes, struggle and vision around food sovereignty. Learn more at: https://13africanfarmers.com/
Last week, over 120 advocates on the front lines, funders and partners joined the California Funders for Boys and Men of Color, Alliance for Boys and Men of Color and Executives’ Alliance for Boys and Men of Color for the latest in their webinar series on COVID-19. Together, attendees addressed emerging issues impacting young people of color in this moment, such as calls for data transparency to track the disparate impact of COVID-19, and the policy demands to hold policymakers and systems accountable well after this pandemic has passed. More at the CFBMoC website.