Action Fund Winter Briefings

Event Type: 
In-Person Meeting
Geographic Focus: 
December 4, 2017 - 9:00am to December 5, 2017 - 5:00pm

New York, NY

The Groundswell Fund and Groundswell Action Fund are hosting two lively discussions with funders, donors and movement leaders about bright spots of solidarity in social justice movements and what we can do to expand them in the c3 and c4 arenas. Please RSVP here reserve your spot for one day or both.

NYU School of Law, Furman Hall

Room: Lester Pollack Colloquium

110 West Third Street

New York, NY 10012


Day 1: Monday, December 4th, 9a - 5p. 501c3.

At a time of intensified divide and conquer in the U.S., women of color-led grassroots organizing is among the most intersectional and solidarity-based social justice work in the country. What can we learn from how this work is thriving within organizations in different sectors: from reproductive justice, to immigrant rights, to economic justice, and LGBTQ rights? How are these organizations succeeding in knitting together work and constituencies across issues and sectors? What might be possible for social justice movements writ large if this solidarity approach to organizing took hold more broadly and on a larger scale? How can philanthropy help? Speakers TBA.


Day 2: Tuesday, December 5th, 9a - 12p. 501c4.

Women of color are at the vanguard of many social justice movements and statistics show that they vote in a more progressive direction down ballot than nearly any other demographic group. What is lack of philanthropic investment in women of color-led c4 work costing progressive movements? Could we be winning more on everything from climate change to immigrant, economic and LGBT rights to economic and environmental justice if philanthropic investment in women of color to lead political strategy and action was scaled up? What would it look like if philanthropy funded in a way that acknowledged this potential, while also valuing women of color inherently, rather than solely as a tactical means to an end? Come hear from leading women of color in the c4 sector about the strategies they are advancing, the barriers they face, and join a rich discussion and strategy session with a diversity of funders, donors and grassroots leaders about how philanthropy can help.  Speakers:

  •        Adrianne Shropshire, BlackPAC 
  •        Michelle Tremillo, Texas Organizing Project 
  •        Silvia Henriquez, All Above All 
  •        & others, TBA
Issue Area: 
Climate Change / Energy
Environmental & Social Justice
Women's Health

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