Despite all the programs and structures designed to prevent and end homelessness and because of historical and contemporary structural racism, people of color disproportionately experience homelessness. To truly end homelessness, we must change the systems that perpetuate racial inequity. Doing so is not an easy or quick task, but together, we can take steps to educate ourselves and use our voices to push the field toward greater racial equity.
To address this, Funders Together to End Homelessness is launching a two-year community of practice called Foundations for Racial Equity to help funders move the needle toward greater racial equity in homelessness and housing. From 2019-2020, we will convene philanthropic leaders working at national and local levels to build relationships with other funders, learn together about systemic racism in housing and homelessness, and lead the field in creating a more equitable world.
To hear about what this two-year community of practice will learn and achieve together, please join us for an informational webinar on October 19 at 1:00 pm Eastern / 10:00 am Pacific. The webinar recording will be posted on the Foundations for Racial Equity overview page afterwards for those who are unable to make the webinar live.
Full details about Foundations for Racial Equity can be found here.
If you have any questions about Foundations for Racial Equity and whether this program is right for you, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs, at [email protected]