Arts and Social Justice

May 17, 2022 by Jaime Sharp

"How do we learn patriarchy?" Said authors Phillip Agnew and Marcus Littles for Nonprofit Quarterly. "That’s like asking how we learn to breathe. In our memories of Black boyhood, we can sense it everywhere. It was all around us all the time—sometimes overt, sometimes just below the surface. Our families were different in many ways, and our experiences unique. But there are patterns."

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May 12, 2022 by Jaime Sharp

“To create a just and pluralist society, we need to reimagine systems and transform culture.”

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May 10, 2022 by Jaime Sharp

"Drive across the Midwest and you’ll find cities and interstates peppered with anti-abortion billboards," said author Cinnamon Janzer. Thus stemmed the Minnesota Billboard Project, born from a, "St. Paul couple [who] decided to take countering the anti-choice messaging into their own hands."

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April 25, 2022 by Jaime Sharp

“A new effort to help grant makers change the way they work so they can better support Black-led nonprofits was announced today. Abundance is a collaboration between three Chicago-area grant makers, Chicago Beyond, the Grand Victoria Foundation, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.”

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April 14, 2022 by Nadia Elokdah

“Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust’s nearly $141 million in grantmaking during the last half of 2021 is a keen expression of both its legacy of long-term strategic investment in Maricopa County’s (AZ) resilience and its unique ability to respond powerfully to unfolding crises,” announced in the Business Wire.

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April 11, 2022 by Jaime Sharp

“Grants management professionals are strategically positioned to influence a funder’s racial equity and racial justice funding. But in three decades of working in and with foundations, I have consistently seen a pattern where people serving in these roles are excluded from these conversations as a matter of institutional habit,” explains Lori Villarosa, Founder and Executive Director, Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Justice.

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April 11, 2022 by Jaime Sharp

Forecast Public Art announced the Public Art for Racial Justice Fund to, “provide much needed guidance, coaching and technical assistance to artists and communities as they undertake the complex task of confronting racial inequities...”

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March 31, 2022 by Nadia Elokdah

For Richmond-based artist Austin “Auz” Miles, the impact of her work is right there in the communities where she paints,” reports Nia Norris in NextCity. Elaborating, “Miles is part of a collective called All City Art Club whose mission is to bring murals to the Southside.”

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March 25, 2022 by Nadia Elokdah

"We are thrilled and delighted to be launching two new Artists At Work (AAW) programs in the Mississippi Delta and Greater Chattanooga Thrive Region," AAW shared in an announcement earlier this month. "We are honored to be championing these artists and their communities as they work together on projects that highlight the positive impacts of artistic civic engagement."

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