This Week with Change - September 25, 2020

Our weekly digest of client news and events.

Our hearts are heavy today with the devastating news that Breonna Taylor’s murder will go unpunished. Brittany Packnett Cunningham spoke for all of us when she said: “Breonna, we are disappointed but sadly not surprised.” 

We will take the time to grieve for the devastating loss of Breonna Taylor’s life, and so many other tragedies this year, but we will emerge from our mourning ready to continue the fight for the protection of Black lives and for a system that prioritizes Black people over property.  If you can, take action now for Breonna. Donate: 

Lend your voice to the Breathe Act:

Rise in power, Breonna. We are so sorry.

Client News

Now, more than ever, it is critical that we ensure that Black girls have the supports they need to thrive. This month, a group of powerful Black women launched the Black Girl Freedom Fund to raise $1 billion to support organizing efforts, mapping assets, legal advocacy and work to highlight the structural violence perpetrated against Black girls. Blavity

“Stop taking young people of color for granted — because you might lose if you do.” The message to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, and Democrats all the way down the ticket, is clear. Young people of color are a force to be reckoned with this November, says Veronica Terriquez, Associate Professor of sociology at U.C. Santa Cruz, fellow at the Stanford Center for Advanced Behavioral Sciences and part of the Power California Network. The Hill

Changemakers We Applaud

As prisons respond to Covid-19 by releasing inmates, Kim Carter and Time for Change Foundation are working to ensure that formerly incarcerated people have what they need to stay healthy and safe upon release. Learn more about Time for Change’s work in this moment at CNN.

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