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Where is our Democracy going and how do we save it?

October 1st, 2020
1:00PM to 2:30PM
Zoom - information to be emailed
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor
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Program Description:

As we enter the 6th month of a global pandemic, face uncertain plans for the return to school across the country, witness national unrest over years of racist policies and actions, and approach a pivotal yet already threatened election, we all ask ourselves, "What can we do?"

We invite you to join us in an initial conversation about how philanthropy can support the community to build a just democracy in this moment.

Together we will learn from philanthropic leaders who are working on strategies focused on democracy, and we will learn from philanthropic partners who have worked in collaborative pooled funds with funders and grassroots groups to ensure a just democracy. We will look at what worked best in these collaborative spaces, discuss ways we can ensure all residents of our state are represented in 2021, and begin visioning for later conversations where we will explore how to engage in continued support of our Democracy with the launch of The Drawing Democracy Fund, a donor collaborative.

Hosted by The Drawing Democracy Fund including Philanthropy Massachusetts, Access Strategies Fund, The Hyams Foundation, The Boston Foundation, and The Miller Foundation.

Speakers include:

Alexie Torres, Executive Director, Access Strategies Fund

Kristen CampbellExecutive Director, Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement

Kim Philbrick McCabeExecutive Director, Klarman Family Foundation

Gladys VegaExecutive Director, Chelsea Collaborative

Mimi Ramos, Executive Director, New England United for Justice

Zoom information will be sent via email in advance of the program.

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