Los Angeles, CA
The Funders Together to End Homelessness Los Angeles Network (FTEH-LA) is pleased to invite private philanthropic funders to our next event on September 23. Attendees will enjoy a short docent-led tour of the “Undesign the Redline” exhibit, followed by a meeting focused on Racial Equity and Homelessness.
In Los Angeles County, Black people represent nine percent of the general population but comprise 40% of the population experiencing homelessness. In February of this year, LAHSA’s Ad Hoc Committee on Black People Experiencing Homelessness released a groundbreaking report that examines the factors contributing to this overrepresentation; identifies opportunities to increase racial equity within the homeless service delivery system; and develops recommendations to more effectively meet the needs of Black people experiencing homelessness. As the community moves forward in implementing these recommendations, how can philanthropy come together to strengthen the impact and investment in this work?
Please join Funders Together Los Angeles for an intimate conversation on the role of philanthropy in advancing racial equity within the homeless service sector. You will hear from experts Amanda Andere – Funders Together to End Homelessness, Rosa Benitez – Weingart Foundation, and Jacqueline Waggoner – Enterprise Community Partners. They will discuss key takeaways from the last FTEH-LA session on racial equity, provide insights on the Ad Hoc Committee on Black People Experiencing Homelessness Report and Recommendations, and consider how philanthropy can meaningfully engage in this important work. The meeting will also include a guided tour of “Undesign the Redline,” an interactive exhibit connecting the intentional and systematic racial housing segregation of the 1930s to political and social issues of today, led by Joss Tillard-Gates of Enterprise Community Partners.
RSVP with your name, organization and title to Emma Heffernan (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please note that this event is for funders only. Should you have a specific question for our panelists, please include with your RSVP.
630 W 5th St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
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