What We're Reading: An open letter to MacKenzie Scott

"Dear Ms. Scott," said Amber Hamilton, Executive Director of Memphis Music Initiative. "What do you say to someone whose investment and commitment to trust Black leaders has changed the game for over a dozen organizations and thousands of young people with one gift? If this ever reaches you, I’d like to spend a moment talking about not just gratitude and impact, but feelings."

She continues to say they, "humbly accept this gift, and would be remiss if we didn’t express how much it has catalyzed our dreams and renewed our spirits."

"...we can breathe. We can dream. We can invest in other Black- and brown-led work, because these leaders absolutely deserve the same sense of freedom. We can use our energy to shape new programming, instead of watching legacy organizations continue to be fed by a machine that privileges them. We can rest."

Read the full letter here.