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Racial Justice

Kaberi Banerjee Murthy
Vice President of Programs

All across New York City, criminal justice advocates and organizers are celebrating one of the biggest victories in recent memory: the Mayor’s announcement of a plan to close Rikers Island by 2027.

Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

We stand with you, today and every day. 

You are lifelines and you are visionaries. 

You protect, sustain, and empower our communities, while you lift up values, solutions, and roadmaps to propel us toward change.

For many of us, Tuesday’s decision opened the door to uncertainty and fear about what is to come. 

Yet, in the face of fear and uncertainty

In the face of racial injustice

In the face of deep economic inequity

In the face of religious persecution

Kaberi Banerjee Murthy
Vice President of Programs

Ben and Jerry’s is in the news—and not for a new flavor, but instead for a strong and exemplary stance on racial justice

Liane Stegmaier
Director of Communications

A report released today by the Institute for Policy Studies and the Corporation for Enterprise Development, The Ever-Growing Gap, examines our country’s growing racial wealth divide and the trajectory of that divid

Kaberi Banerjee Murthy
Vice President of Programs

In response to the unceasing assaults on black women and men across our country, Brooklyn Community Foundation invited all of our grantees to join in a circle for reflection last Friday morning.

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