State of the Movement: Funders and Frontlines Building Community Power

2017 was full of manmade and natural crises that erupted and disrupted communities across the globe. At the same time, moments of crisis are often the moments with the biggest opportunities. What opportunities to: resist, build community power and win -- will 2018 bring?

Join us for a multi-dimensional conversation on the state of the movement between members of the Bay Area Justice Funders Network (BAJFN) and movement leaders. We will explore intersectional and multi-issue strategies developed by grassroots leaders at the local, state, national, and international levels. We will also hear from allied funders providing key philanthropic support at each of those levels, and the role for funders in this moment. By exploring intersectional issues (such as environment, civic engagement, immigration, etc.) at several geographical scopes, participants will leave with a deeper understanding of the state of social justice movements, and how philanthropic institutions might best support ongoing efforts.

Watch videos of each panelist’s presentation:

Jaron Browne, National Organizer for Global Well Being Programs at Grassroots Global Justice Alliance

Joe Sciortino, Executive Director of the Schmidt Family Foundation and the 11th Hour Project

Mateo Nube, Co-Director of Movement Generation

Cuong Hoang, Director of Programs at the Chorus Foundation

Aparna Shah & Virginia Mosqueda, Executive Director of Mobilize the Immigrant Vote & Senior Program Officer at the James Irvine Foundation

Kimi Lee, Director of Bay Rising

Fred Blackwell, CEO of The San Francisco Foundation

Dana Kawaoka-Chen, Executive Director of Justice Funders

Date: January 31, 2018
Address: The Greenining Institute,
360 14th Street,
Oakland, CA 94612
Time: 10AM - 1PM