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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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Strengthening Our Movement in Times of Resistance

March 14, 2017

Newsletter March 2017 Arc Toward Justice: Strengthening Our Movement in Times of Resistance
Farewell to Akonadi- and to Oakland
Using Feedback to Strengthen Our Work
Lateefah Simon in Conversation with Gloria Steinem Strengthening Our Movement in Times of Resistance
By: Gina Acebo, Deputy Director   Recently, Akonadi Foundation convened our Arc Toward Justice Fund grantees to discuss how we can deepen the movement to achieve racial justice in Oakland and beyond during this time of re-imagining and resistance.
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