March Newsletter

March 26, 2019

From the President ‘Tell Her’ Akonadi’s 2019 Racial Justice Poster Beloved Community Fund Grant Awards Benchmark ‘Mapping Report’ Wins Award FROM THE PRESIDENT The last few months have been a busy time for us as– after 20 years of grantmaking to support racial justice movement building in Oakland, we are getting ready to go all in on ending the criminalization of people and youth of color in Alameda County.
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Our Movement’s Love, Resiliency, and Fight

December 22, 2018

December 20, 2018 From the President
$1.3 million awarded to Arc Toward Justice Grantees
Oakland, A Beacon of Cultural Brilliance
Investing in Healing and Safety FROM THE PRESIDENT 2018 proved to be a difficult year, challenged by untimely deaths of dear community members and an onslaught of repressive policies from the White House.
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June 2018 Newsletter

June 13, 2018

Letter from the President: We Stand With Immigrants
Grant Partner Spotlight: Intertribal Friendship House
Artist Talk: Art, Culture, and Racial Justice
“The Foundation” by Sarah Jones WE STAND WITH IMMIGRANTS By: Lateefah Simon
My family arrived in California from Louisiana in the 1940’s.
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March 2018 Newsletter

March 19, 2018

A Vibrant Arts Community Makes Us Stronger: Vanessa Camarena-Arredondo 2018 Racial Justice Poster Artist: Joshua Mays Racial Justice Poster 10 Year Retrospective at the Historic Central Building A VIBRANT ARTS COMMUNITY MAKES US STRONGER By Vanessa Camarena-Arredondo The South African Freedom Movement.
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December 2017 Newsletter

January 10, 2018

 Share Tweet Forward   Letter from the President: The Power of the People Akonadi Foundation Awards $1.4 million through Arc Toward Justice Fund 2017 Beloved Community Fund Reflections: Vanessa Camarena-Arredondo December Grantee Spotlight: CURYJ & NCYL 2017 So Love Can Win Grant Awards End of Year Holiday Party   LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT As we wind down 2017, I have been reflecting on both successes and wins, and how much our communities and our families have endured this year.
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October Newsletter

October 11, 2017

OCTOBER 2017 ISSUE    Share Tweet Forward Op-ed by Lateefah Simon  So Love Can Win Grants Awards Interview with Vanessa Camarena-Arredondo September Grantee Spotlight OAKLAND MUST BAND TOGETHER IN FIGHT AGAINST RACISM We can’t believe it is already October.
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August Spotlight: Legal Services for Prisoners with Children and Gender and Sexualities Alliance Network

August 28, 2017

August Spotlight GSA Day for Racial Justice, which will take place in February 2018, an annual youth-led organizing campaign. Credit: GSA Network The 16 racial justice organizations that are currently part of Akonadi Foundation’s Arc Toward Justice Fund (ATJ) are building collective power to shape the policies and systems that affect communities of color in Oakland.
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June Newsletter

June 27, 2017

JUNE 2017 ISSUE    Letter from the President Grant Partner Spotlight: Bay Area Black Workers Center & Black Organizing Project Welcome Vanessa Camarena-Arredondo to Akonadi Foundation So Love Can Win Grantee Convening LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT By: Lateefah Simon Just less than a year ago, I stepped enthusiastically into my role as President of the Akonadi Foundation.
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