Responding to Movements: Narrative change and policy
Tuesday, September 15, 2:00pm EDT / 11:00am PDT [PASSED]
- Holly Bartling, senior program officer, Building Voice and Power, General Service Foundation
- Julia Beatty, director, Black-led Movement Fund, Borealis Philanthropy
Session 8 of the 2020 Webinar Series.
A recording of this presentation is available here.
Narrative drives policy. When we think about the ways philanthropy has and continues to play a big role is this process of perpetuating, shifting, debunking, or changing narratives, it is important to turn to those who work relentlessly and consistently as examples of how the field can look in the present and future. This discussion at GIA is foregrounded by our narrative change series in 2019, where we featured funders and guests including Akonadi Foundation, Rinku Sen, Doris Duke, Jeff Chang, Saint Paul and Minnesota Foundations, Ford Foundation, and others. We continued it with our April webinar featuring Alliance for Justice and The Center for Cultural Power, but there is more work to be done. At this particular point in time, in our nation, two narratives continue to strengthen and gain visibility: “America is being ruined by progressive and divisive campaigns” versus “America has not yet met its full potential and we still have work to do to achieve true justice for all.” Philanthropy has a responsibility to mobilize around the latter and continue working towards justice for those who are consistently overlooked. We are glad to have Holly Bartling, senior program officer, General Service Foundation, and Julia Beatty, director, Black-led Movement Fund, Borealis Philanthropy, joining us on September 15, 2pm ET/11am PT to discuss their journeys into this work and how they are shifting narratives and legislation in a bold way
Resources to review before the webinar
- Why I Wish I Had Never Watched the Handmaid’s Tale
- No Going Back - A COVID 19 Cultural Strategy Activation Guide for Artists and Activists
- The Left is Remaking the World
For the deaf or hard of hearing, live captioning is available by request. Please contact Sherylynn Sealy, GIA program manager, at least three (3) business days prior to the webinar to request live captioning.