Akonadi in the Press

Akonadi President Lateefah Simon in conversation with Gloria Steinem

‘THERE IS NO WAY ON EARTH THAT YOU CAN BE A FEMINIST WITHOUT BEING ANTI-RACIST’
– GLORIA STEINEM

 

On March 6th, Akonadi Foundation President Lateefah Simon sat in conversation with Gloria Steinem – author, activist and luminary of the Women’s Rights Movement. This conversation focused on Gloria’s reflections on a life of activism and a call to action in this political time. The event was held in the Mission’s historical Brava Theatre to kick off the SF Women’s Building Speaker Series.

‘I don’t live in the past. I’m thinking about the next day & the day after. I live in the future for what would be & could be’ -Gloria Steinem

You can see more photos and the listen to the Live Stream from this March 6, 2017 event. News links below:

 

Gutsy Grantmaking for Grassroots Organizations

By Dana Textoris & Matt Carter | January 2016
Grassroots Fundraising Journal

SOCIAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS can be in a tough spot when it comes to getting grant funding. Grants for advocacy work and general operating support can be difficult to find, making it tempting to chase grants for “fundable” projects support that veer away from core mission. Perhaps a much-needed grant is awarded— but only with uncomfortable strings attached. Or an organization without a grants track record might simply not know where or how to get started.

Prop. 47 will keep youths on right path

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California’s foundations are ready to help in the criminal and juvenile justice reform that will reduce the “school-to-prison pipeline.”

Seven Challenges for Philanthropy in the Wake of Ferguson

By RICK COHEN | September 24, 2014

As the events of Ferguson fade from the headlines, replaced by the crisis in the Middle East and elsewhere, foundations and nonprofits are grappling with what they ought to have done in response to the killing of an unarmed black teenager in the streets of this small suburb of St. Louis. The answers are hardly simple and discrete.