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March 2018 Newsletter

March 19, 2018

A Vibrant Arts Community Makes Us Stronger: Vanessa Camarena-Arredondo “We must work together to give arts and cultural organizations the support they need to strengthen their impact, leadership, and staying power.” 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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Transforming Culture In Oakland

December 20, 2016

December 2016 Newsletter Announcing 2016-17 Arc Toward Justice Grant Partners
Grantee Spotlight
Akonadi Receives Outstanding Foundation Award
Join us in Welcoming Pati Ortega Akonadi Foundation Awards $1.3 million in Oakland  By: Gina Acebo
We are excited to announce that, as part of our Arc Toward Justice Fund, the Akonadi Foundation Board of Directors has approved $1.3 million in general support and project grants to 16 racial justice organizations focused on grassroots organizing in Oakland. 
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