This Week with Change - October 16, 2020

Our weekly digest of client news and events.

Client News:

The Million Voters Project is pushing a groundbreaking campaign to mobilize 1.5 million new and infrequent voters ages 18-59 to back an agenda of racial justice and help Californians win bold and meaningful change across the ballot. Learn more about the movement at

The City of Oakland’s Cultural Affairs Division, East Bay Community Foundation, and Akonadi Foundation announced this week the first awardees for Belonging In Oakland: A Just City Cultural Fund. Each of 12 cultural practitioners of color will receive $25,000 to support community-centered cultural projects that spark the imaginations and amplify the voices of Oakland communities most impacted by systemic racism and inequality. 

“Voters across the country are sending a message that they want people in these positions who think differently about what it takes to truly keep us safe and reverse decades of harm to Black communities and communities of color.” California Donor Table Ludovic Blain Executive Director on how California must continue to commit to the work of racial justice by electing progressive prosecutors this election cycle. The Hill

Ahead of the election, California Donor Table premiered a brand new video outlining CDT’s plans and features some of California's inspiring leaders. The premier was followed by a live chat with network members to highlight how CDT is investing in California’s progressive future hosted by Ludovic Blain. The entire conversation is available on Facebook.

“Black women and girls are often left out or erased from the social justice movement. A large part of that is because funds for the organizations that center them and their experiences are scarce.” A group of prominent Black women leaders recently launched the Black Girl Freedom Fund to turn this trend around, aiming to invest $1 billion in Black girls and young women over the next 10 years. Chicago Tribune

Thanks to our folks at the Ambassadors Circle for creating a Black Liberation playlist to set the mood for a preview event we organized this week. We are riding these vibes straight into the weekend, through the election and the end of the year! Check it out: Change Consulting + Black Liberation Playlist on Spotify


We are hiring! Change Consulting is looking for our next Communications Director to lead engagement projects. Check out our post if you, or someone you know, are passionate about using earned, paid, and owned media strategies for racial and social justice. More at our website.

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