Building Ecosystems to Advance Love, Dignity, and Justice
"One thing that is really important to building community and creating systems change is developing space that builds agency and power,” says Sage Crump, program specialist for the National Performance Network (NPN)'s initiative Leveraging a Network of Equity (LANE) in an article that addresses advancing systems change, transformative justice, and shifting power to achieve a justice ecosystem.
Management Assistance Group writes that this time "foregrounds the importance of creating leaderful ecosystems to create the conditions and a people path forward."
Discussing LANE, and how this collaborative program addresses racial oppression, Crump adds:
We are working to build power individually and collectively. Often we have the funder in the room as a listener and a participant. This is a way to dismantle capital as a primary source of power. What does grantmaking really take? We need for funders to come from the lens of a grantee. Equity is not just the changing of people but also the processes.
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