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Co-Sponsored Webinar: BIPOC Communities' Response to Rising White Nationalism

Thursday, August 4, 2022 | 12:45am ET / 11:45am CT / 10:45am MT / 9:45am PT

Funders Together to End Homelessness is excited to partner with Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) on this webinar about BIPOC Communities' Response to Rising White Nationalism.

August 5th marks ten years since a man with ties to white supremacist organizations killed six people in an Oak Creek Sikh temple, and August 3rd marks three years since 23 people were killed in an El Paso Walmart. The El Paso gunman claimed the mass murder was a "response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas." Many other instances of mass violence in recent years have been driven by racial or ethnic hatred and intolerance, including deadly attacks in Charleston in 2015, Pittsburgh in 2018, Atlanta in 2021, and Buffalo in 2022.

While these instances may appear to be distinct attacks, the current moment is part of a long history of nativism in the United States. One historian notes that "the historical record reveals an interwoven tapestry of people on the militant right who have united in common cause to target communities and to undermine American democracy, and who ultimately hope to provoke race war." An Associated Press-NORC poll in December 2021 found that nearly one in three respondents agreed that "there is a group of people in this country who are trying to replace native-born Americans with immigrants who agree with their political views." Join GCIR and the RISE Together Fund for a discussion on the rise of white nationalism, research and strategies on responding to hate, and how funders can support BIPOC communities that are working to build solidarity across movements.


Please register by Wednesday, August 3rd directly through Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees using the "Register" button below.

August 04, 2022 at 9:45am - 11am

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  • Isaac Manchego
    published this page in Programming 2022-07-21 11:00:14 -0400

We joined Funders Together because we believe in the power of philanthropy to play a major role in ending homelessness, and we know we have much to learn from funders across the country.

-Christine Marge, Director of Housing and Financial Stability at United Way of Greater Los Angeles

I am thankful for the local partnerships here in the Pacific Northwest that we’ve been able to create and nurture thanks to the work of Funders Together. Having so many of the right players at the table makes our conversations – and all of our efforts – all the richer and more effective.

-David Wertheimer, Deputy Director at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Very often a lack of jobs and money is not the cause of poverty, but the symptom. The cause may lie deeper in our failure to give our fellow citizens a fair chance to develop their own capacities, in a lack of education and training, in a lack of medical care and housing, in a lack of decent communities in which to live and bring up their children.

-President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1964 State of the Union Address

Funders Together has given me a platform to engage the other funders in my community. Our local funding community has improved greatly to support housing first models and align of resources towards ending homelessness.

-Leslie Strnisha, Vice President at Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Our family foundation convenes local funders and key community stakeholders around strategies to end homelessness in Houston. Funders Together members have been invaluable mentors to us in this effort, traveling to our community to share their expertise and examples of best practices from around the nation.

-Nancy Frees Fountain, Managing Director at The Frees Foundation

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