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Racial Justice

Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO (She/Her/Hers)

As the Mayor and City Council finalize New York City’s 2021 Budget with the pledge to divert funding from the NYPD to youth services and social services⁠ — we are calling on them to prioritize Black-led and POC-led organizations in this critical reinvestment.

 

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy (She/Her/Hers)

Brooklyn Community Foundation will be closed on Friday in observance of Juneteenth. We encourage you to join us as we use the day to celebrate Black liberation, deepen our knowledge, and take action for racial justice.

We hope each and everyone of our partners and supporters is moved to take action right now. Here are two campaigns you can lend your voice to, to fight for necessary changes to our justice system and increase investments in communities rather than policing. 

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy (She/Her/Hers)

A packed house filled St. Ann's Church in Brooklyn Heights on Friday, October 18th for the penultimate program in Brooklyn Historical Society's month-long series, "400 Years of Inequality: Slavery, Race, and Our Unresolved History."

Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO (She/Her/Hers)

The moment demands that every institution with a platform use it to speak out. Together, we must raise our voices to drown out the hate and call it out for what it is. This is racism. We must not tolerate or normalize it. We must condemn it, and then we must connect that rhetoric to the policies that are ruining the lives of people of color and holding back progress for us all.

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy (She/Her/Hers)

Tune into the latest episode of BRIC TV’s 112BK for an inspiring conversation with our Fair and Just Fellow Heather McGhee.

Amy Chou-Sheikh
Senior Program Officer (She/Her/Hers)

As of May 21st, VOCAL-NY has bailed out 15 mothers, with bails ranging from $750 to $10,500.

Maria Ylvisaker
Communications Coordinator

We are proud to share a recently released report on the first two years of the NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color, a funders collaborative aimed at supporting young women of color and transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) youth.

Amy Chou-Sheikh
Senior Program Officer (She/Her/Hers)

It’s almost Mother’s Day and to celebrate, we’re pledging a $5,000 match from our Community Fund to support VOCAL-NY's Mama's Bail Out NYC campaign!

 
Maria Ylvisaker
Communications Coordinator

We’re pleased to share the latest grant from our Immigrant Rights Fund’s Action Fund to Enlace for the National Freedom Cities Convening.

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